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After Windows and Android, Operation Emmental Starts Targeting Apple Users
11 July 2017, 9:19 am

Security experts have discovered new malware that is specifically aimed at Apple customers, after previously targeting users running Windows and Android on their devices.

Believed to be part of Operation Emmental, which was first spotted in 2012, the new malware is called Dok and is primarily targeting customers of Swiss banks, according to an in-depth analysis made by security firm Trend Micro.

In essence a Mac version of Windows banking Trojan Retefe and WERDLOD, the new Dok malware tries to infect Apple devices via a phishing email that includes several files with ZIP and DOCX extensions.

“The email also comes with two files attached claiming to contain questions for the user: one is a .zip file, which is a fake OSX app, while the other is a .docx file used to target Windows operating systems using WERDLOD. Both of these samples wo... (read more)

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