Hard-to-spot Mac crypto-mining threat, XMRig, hits Pirate Bayon February 23, 2023 at 14:11 Computerworld


A new family of Mac malware that spreads through pirated versions of Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, and other key creative apps has been identified by the Threat Labs team at Jamf.

The new XMRig threat is a subtle cryptocurrency mining attack that has evaded detection for months.

Piracy is bad karma, but good crypto

XMRig proliferates by attaching itself to pirated copies of creative applications, including versions of Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and Adobe Photoshop. That’s the kind of “knock-off” Mac application you frequently find being distributed across peer to peer networks.

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