New Mac malware pinned on same Russian group blamed for election hacks

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Xagent for Macs steals passwords, grabs screenshots, and exfiltrates iPhone backups.

APT28, the Russian hacking group tied to last year’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, has long been known for its advanced arsenal of tools for penetrating Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux devices. Now, researchers have uncovered an equally sophisticated malware package the group used to compromise Macs.

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