Wednesday, December 6, 2023

A Man Used Fruitfly macOS Malware over 13 Years For Spying Thousand of Computers

A Cyber Crime case charged again a man who belongs to Ohio for using critical macOS malware called Fruitfly to spying thousands of computers to steal personal information over past 13 years.

He used Fruitfly Malware to steal login credentials, tax records, medical records, photographs, banking records, Internet searches, and potentially embarrassing communications.

This malware has been spread and accessed thousand of protected too many organizations such as individuals, companies, schools, a police department, and the government, including one owned by a subsidiary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

His name is Phillip R.Durachinsk who belongs to Ohio state was charged with Computer Fraud and Abuse Act violation, production of child pornography, and aggravated identity theft.

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Accroidng to Department of justice, He was developed this Fruitfly malware about 13 year ago and he used to increased it stealtly futures and installed into many vicitms computer that is capable of accessing stored data, uploading files, taking and downloading screenshots, logging a user’s keystrokes, and turning on the camera and microphone to surreptitiously record images and audio.

Earlier of 2017, Malwarebytes was aware of this malware and Apple called this malware as Fruitfly.

First Assistant U.S. Attorney Sierleja said, “This defendant is alleged to have spent more than a decade spying on people across the country and accessing their personal information.

Durachinsky is a highly skilled hacker who developed this malware with his own skills and he used it for an illegal purpose.

This case was completely investigated by FBI and This case is being prosecuted by Senior Counsel Brian L. Levine of the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section.

In this case, The charges in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. officials said.


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