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HandBrake hacked to drop new variant of Proton malware

Posted on May 8th, 2017 at 1:30 PM EDT

Last year, the Transmission torrent app was hacked not just once, but twice, to install the KeRanger ransomware and, later, the Keydnap backdoor. Now, the same thing has happened to the popular DVD-ripping HandBrake app, which is installing a new variant of the Proton malware.

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Snake malware ported from Windows to Mac

Posted on May 5th, 2017 at 11:06 AM EDT

Snake, also known as Turla and Uroburos, is backdoor malware that has been around and infecting Windows systems since at least 2008. It is thought to be Russian governmental malware and on Windows is highly-sophisticated. It was even seen infecting Linux systems in 2014. Now, it appears to have been ported to Mac.

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