A new macOS backdoor could let hackers hijack your device without you knowing

A new malware variant has been uncovered targeting Apple’s macOS devices, experts have warned.

A report from Greg Lesnewich, Senior Threat Researcher at Proofpoint, who described the malware in more detail in a technical writeup here, notes the malware is called SpectralBlur, and is a “moderately capable” piece of code. It can upload, download, or delete files, run shell commands, and sleep and hibernate, he further explained.