Posted by: David Harley | July 25, 2017

Return of the Fruitfly

Well, personally, I’m more bothered with flying ants right now, but quite a few users of macOS/OS X are unsurprisingly concerned right now about the resurgent Fruitfly backdoor/spyware, the subject of an upcoming Black Hat presentation by Synack researcher Patrick Wardle that has attracted a great deal of attention:  Offensive Malware Analysis: Dissecting OSX/Fruitfly via a custom C&C Server. I talked (briefly) about an earlier iteration of the Fruitfly/Quimitchin malware  in January.

Further commentary:

Wardle told Mashable that ‘the entire Fruitfly malware net appears to be shut down at this time.’

David Harley

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