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:
“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.”