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OSX.Pirrit Mac Adware Part III: The DaVinci Code

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OSX.Pirrit Mac Adware Part III: The DaVinci Code

OSX.Pirrit’s code had the potential to carry out much more malicious activities. As a result of the report, some of Pirrit’s servers and a few distribution websites were taken down. But the story doesn’t end there.

OSX.Pirrit: Come hear the tale of malicious Mac adware at RSAC

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OSX.Pirrit: Come hear the tale of malicious Mac adware at RSAC

People take an almost whimsical and unrealistic approach to securing Macs, according to Amit Serper, principal security researcher at Cybereason.

Cybereason in the news: The Minds Behind OSXPirrit, the Malicious Mac Adware

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Cybereason in the news: The Minds Behind OSXPirrit, the Malicious Mac Adware

This week, Cybereason senior security researcher Amit Serper released a report that identified the company behind OSX.Pirrit, a highly aggressive adware program that has traits usually found in malware, including persistence and the ability to obtain root access.

Cybereason Labs Analysis: The Minds Behind the OSX.Pirrit Malicious Adware

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Cybereason Labs Analysis: The Minds Behind the OSX.Pirrit Malicious Adware

The story of OSX.Pirrit continues. In this installment, we reveal who’s behind this particularly nasty piece of adware that targets Mac OS X.

Video: OSX.Pirrit shows the potentially malicious side of Mac adware

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Video: OSX.Pirrit shows the potentially malicious side of Mac adware

Amit Serper, Cybereason's lead Linux and Mac OS X security researcher, recently presented his research about a variant of the Pirrit adware that targets OS X at the LayerOne security conference in Los Angeles and the inaugural Bsides TLV.

OSX Pirrit: What adware that 'just' displays ads means for Mac OS X security

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OSX Pirrit: What adware that 'just' displays ads means for Mac OS X security

While the lack of malware targeting Mac OS X means there isn’t much Mac malware research available, this doesn’t mean Apple computers are somehow immune to threats.