Apple M1 Macs are being targeted by malware, says a security researcher

Patrick Wardle, an independent macOS security researcher named, found GoSearch22.app, which is an instance of the “Pirrit” adware.

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A security researcher has found a malicious app created to hack Apple’s Silicon M1 Macs.

Patrick Wardle, an independent macOS security researcher named, found GoSearch22.app, which is an instance of the “Pirrit” adware. It is responsible for displaying ads and collecting data from users.

This variant of Pirrit appears to persist as a launch agent and install itself as a malicious extension for Safari. Furthermore, the malicious code …

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