History of Mac malware

There’s enough to make a history? Sure is. This list will become better sorted and defined later on and you’ll be able to see how they functioned as well (until then, links to other websites will be placed).

1982
– Elk Cloner
1987
– nVIR
1990
– MDEF / Garfield
1991
– HC / Two Tunes
1995
– Autostart
– Concept
1998
– Sevendust / 666
2004
– Renepo / Opener
– Amphimix / MP3Concept
2005
– Weapox
– Tetracycle
2006
– Exploit.OSX.Safari / OSX.Exploit.Metadata
– Leap
– Inqtana
– Macarena
– OSX.Exploit.Launchd
2007
– Jahlav / RSPlug / DNSChanger
– BadBunny
2008
– Milw0rm / Exploit.VLC.A
– MacSweeper / Imunizator
– Hovdy / AsTHT
– PokerStealer / CorPref
– Lamzev / Troj/RKOSX-A
2009
– iServices / iWorm / Krowi
– Baoba Keylogger
– Tored
2010
– Boonana
– Koobface
– OpinionSpy / Spynion
– HellRTS / HellRaiser / Pinhead
– Hovdy
2011
– MacDefender / MacProtector / MacSecurity / MacShield / MacGuard 
– Revir / iMuler
– FlashBack / FlashFake
– DevilRobber / Miner
– Blackhole RAT / DarkComet / Musminim
– Tsunami
2012
– MacControl / MacKontrol / MaControl / Tibet
– Sabpab / Sabpub / Olyx / MDropper / Lamadai / Lasyr 
– FkCodec/Codec-M
– Maljava
– GetShell
– Crisis / Morcut / DaVinci
– Netweird
– Jacksbot
– Dockster
– SMSSend 
2013
– CallMe / CVE-2009-0563.A
– Pintsized
– Okaz / ChatZum (AdWare)
– Yontoo (AdWare)
– Genieo (AdWare)
– OSX/KitM.A
Janicab
Leverage
IceFog
ClickAgent (Fake Flash)
Crisis.B
– Gophoto.it
2014
Crisis.C
– LaoShu.A

2016
OceanLotus
Eleanor
KeRanger
InstallCore
Adwind RAT
Keydnap
Komplex
SilverInstaller

2017
ClientCapture (Fruitfly, Quimitchin)
MacDownloader
Komplex (XAgent)
Patcher (Filecoder, FindZip)
Office Macro


1 thought on “History of Mac malware”

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    Arthur Carter on January 21, 2017 Reply

    Do you plan to update this article? It’s a bit out-of-date.

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