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Federal prosecutors say that Ohio man used MacOS malware that covertly operated cameras and mics and exfiltrated porn searches for 13 years


An indictment in the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio's Eastern Division alleges that Phillip ... almost 400 infected Macs connected to his server, mostly from homes in the US.


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Last July, Patrick Wardle, a researcher specializing in Mac malware at security firm Synack, found a new version of FruitflyAfter decrypting the names of several backup domains hardcoded into the malware, he found the addresses remained availableWithin two days of registering one of them, almost 400 infected Macs connected to his server, mostly from homes in the US. 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