OSX/Dok

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OSX/Dok, a new strain of “major scale” malware targeting macOS users, can bypass the Gatekeeper feature that’s designed to block malicious software.

The newly identified trojan, which prevents you from doing anything on your Mac until you install a bogus software update, also goes undetected by many antivirus programs… More at Cult of Mac.

It is obviously useful to be aware of such threats, but it’s also reassuring to realise that you will be at fault if it takes over your system-

The malware is being distributed primarily in Europe via phishing emails that encourage users to download a file that details supposed inconsistencies in their tax returns. That file is named “Dokument.zip” when distributed among users in Germany.

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