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Windows Malware Runs on Macs, Bypasses Gatekeeper to Target Software Pirates

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If it wasn't already obvious, pirating software is a risky business and this was again proven by a set of malicious executables targeting macOS users with info stealers and adware, and compiled as Windows EXE binaries with the help of the open source Mono framework.

Mono is designed to allow developersto create cross-platform .NET applications part of the .NET Foundation, which can be later used on multiple platforms, from macOS, Windows, Android, most Linux distributions, BSD, and Solaris, as well as on some game consoles such as PlayStation, Xbox, and Wii.

The malware riddenexecutables discovered byTrend Micro's Don Ladores and Luis Magisa are distributed via torrent websites and promise to deliver cracked versions of various software:

Little_Snitch_583_MAC_OS_X.zipParagon_NTFS_for_Mac_OS_Sierra_Fully_Activated.zipWondershare_Filmora_924_Patched_Mac_OSX_X.zipLennarDigital_Sylenth1_VSTi_AU_v3_203_MAC_OSX.zipSylenth1_v331_Purple_Skin__Sound_Radix_32Lives_v109.zip...(continued)
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