Over the years most Apple Mac computer and laptop users were led to believe that their operating system is safe against viruses and malware unlike the Windows run PCs. However, this is changing as more and more Mac malware are making an appearance in the wild.
One of the most common ways to trick users into installing malware is by rigging popular applications with malicious code. While the Transmission app that delivered ransomware was one of the most noteworthy incidents of 2016 – it was the first time ransomware ever targeted Macs – the Proton app replicated the same attack vector. With more than 1 million downloads, the legitimate Proton app was weaponized with malicious code – in this case, a Remote Access Trojan – to steal data from unsuspecting victims.
Read more about Apple Mac malware threat on MacWorld.