Traditionally, Mac machines are considered more secured than PCs. However, the attack of the devious Shlayer malware proves that even Mac OS are vulnerable to malware attacks.
Shlayer Malware first surfaced to lime-light as a nasty menace to Apple Macs in the February 2018. The cyber-security analysts were able to collect over 32,000 distinct samples of Shlayer Mac Trojan from around 143 malicious Command & Control server domains.
Since then it has become one of the most common & wide-spread threats on the Mac OS platform. In 2019, Shlayer is known to have infected one out of every 10 Mac Devices. The residents of countries such as France, Germany, the United States & the United Kingdom are known to be prime target of Shlayer Malware.
Read on to know more about this nasty threat.
Shlayer is a Trojan that primarily targets Mac OS devices. It has been designed to distribute myriad of adware, Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUPs) & promote malware-laden fake search engines.
Torrent sites, disturbing advertisements & unreliable fraudulent downloads are the main techniques used by Shlayer Malware to proliferate.
This bogus application swindles Mac Users by disguising as Adobe Flash Player Installer or a free software cracking tool. Thus, developers of Shlayer Malware are able to distribute it successfully at an alarming rate.
Last week, the cyber-security organization, Kaspersky rolled out a list of 10 most popular threats of Mac OS platform. And guess what? Shlayer Mac Trojan topped the list! It managed to infect more than 1 Mac in every
You may think such popularity comes with prodigious sophistication. However, please note that Shlayer is an ordinary malware.
It uses some of the oldest tricks to swindle innocent users. It entices the users to click on its malicious link. When clicked, it pushes a fake Adobe Flash Player update that hides its malicious code. Thus, it makes way into the Mac & installs various adware variants on it.
After successful installation, Shlayer Malware displays intrusive advertisements on the victim’s computer & makes web-browsing infuriating. These pop-up ads & advertisements help the cyber-criminals to generate a significant illicit amount in a short span of time.
This malware can greatly deteriorate the performance of your Mac machine & make it extremely sluggish.
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