Cybercriminals are exploiting Mac users with a new proxy trojan malware distributed through popular copyrighted macOS software available on warez sites. This malware transforms infected computers into traffic-forwarding terminals, facilitating malicious or illegal activities like hacking and phishing. Kaspersky discovered the campaign, targeting users seeking free versions of premium apps, with 35 trojanized software, including 4K Video Downloader Pro and Sketch.
The trojanized versions are delivered as risky PKG files, executing scripts during installation with administrator rights, posing significant security risks for users who compromise their systems in pursuit of free software. The campaign leverages users’ willingness to compromise security for premium apps without payment, distributing proxy trojan malware through popular warez sites.
Cybercriminals exploit the demand for free versions of commercial software, with Kaspersky identifying 35 trojanized software, such as 4K Video Downloader Pro and Wondershare UniConverter 13. Unlike legitimate software distributed as disk images, the trojanized versions are downloaded as PKG files, posing elevated security risks. These files execute scripts during installation with administrator rights, allowing potentially dangerous actions like file modification and command execution, compromising users who seek free software. Kaspersky has identified a new proxy malware campaign targeting Mac users, delivered through pirated macOS software available on warez sites. The malware turns infected computers into traffic-forwarding terminals for illicit activities like hacking and phishing.
Cybercriminals exploit users seeking premium apps for free, with 35 trojanized software offerings, including popular titles like Sketch and Downie 4. The trojanized versions, distributed as PKG files, pose higher risks as they can execute scripts during installation, compromising system security with potentially dangerous actions executed with administrator rights.