Mysterious malware discovered on 30,000 new Macs, and researchers have no idea what it was designed to do

Security researchers discovered malware called Silver Sparrow on 30,000 Mac computers, including those with Apple’s latest M1 chips.

Instead, spreading to 153 countries, the malware is designed to deliver a payload that researchers have not yet discovered.

It also has a system in place to self-destruct, totally hiding its existence.

Like Ars Technica reports, infected computers check a server every hour to see if there are new commands to be executed by malicious individuals.

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The malware is even stranger because it uses the macOS JavaScript Installer API to execute commands, which makes it difficult to parse the package contents.

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