Users of Apple products fell victim to a mysterious malware – about 30,000 Mac computers were infected with the Silver Sparrow virus. It is reported by BBC News.
It is clarified that the virus has quietly affected systems in more than 150 countries around the world. It was discovered by researchers from the security company Red Sparrow, and they have not yet identified the purpose of the malware.
Apple said it has taken steps to prevent potential damage that malware targeting devices with the new M1 chip could cause. The company assured that it effectively prevents the infection of any new devices.
Lisa Forte of Red Goat Cyber Security said the attack was a wake-up call for Mac users who believed they weren't at the same risk of malware infection as Windows users. “It looks like the malware has done nothing wrong. But the fact that it spread so quickly and infected so many devices is worrying in itself, ”she said.
According to computer security expert Alan Woodward, the attack was an attempt to disprove the long-standing myth that Apple technology was “invulnerable” without harming Mac computers.
Earlier it became known that Apple is looking for engineers to work on the sixth generation communication standard. The American corporation has posted a vacancy for research engineers who will study wireless networks of the current and next generation. At the same time, according to Bloomberg, the deployment of sixth generation networks will begin no earlier than 2030.