Apple users targeted by 'mysterious' malware

Sun Online Desk

24th February, 2021 02:23:04 printer

Apple users targeted by 'mysterious' malware

About 30,000 Mac devices have been infected with a mysterious piece of malware.

The "unusual" Silver Sparrow strain silently affected systems in more than 150 countries around the world.

It was discovered by researchers at security company Red Canary, who have yet to determine its purpose.

Apple says it has taken steps to restrict the potential damage the malware, which targets devices with its new M1 chip, could cause.

Its actions effectively prevent any new devices from being infected.