Hackers are selling a malware for Mac devices on a prominent dark web marketing claiming that it is undetectable and comes with capabilities including taking full control of macOS devices by evading anti-virus detection. Chris Doman, Security Researcher at AlienVault commented below. 

Chris Doman, Security Researcher at AlienVault:

Christopher Doman“At 40 Bitcoin (50000USD) for unlimited installs, and far more for access to the source code – this is still an expensive rat. Particularly considering RATs for MacOS are now available for free. It’s likely this pricing is intended to limit the distribution – and so detection by security vendors.

Whilst Proton is marketed on DarkWeb forums – it also has promotional Youtube videos and a (now down) public website. It may have attracted more attention than the malware author was hoping.”

Experts Comments

Stay Tuned! Our Information Security Experts Community is responding .....

Submit Your Expert Comments

What do you think of the topic? Do you agree with expert(s) or share your expert opinion below.
Be part of our growing Information Security Expert Community (1000+), please register here.

Write Your Expert Comments *
Your Registered Email *
Notification Email (If different from your registered email)
* By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this web site.