Mac malware that let its operator spy on its victims went unnoticed for years (AAPL) (Rob Price/Business Insider: Tech)

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A nasty piece of Mac malware has been spying on hundreds of victims’
computers — and it went unnoticed for years.

That’s according to Synack security researcher Patrick Wardle, who spoke
to both Ars Technica and ZDNet about his findings ahead of a talk at the
Defcon hacker conference on Wednesday.

A piece of Mac malware, called Fruitfly, was first discovered and patched
by Apple back in January 2017.

But Wardle has discovered a variant in the wild. It reportedly gives the
attacker control over the victim’s computer — they can take webcam photos
and screenshots of their screen, record their keystrokes, and more. …