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Operation Shlayer

A new variant of the Shlayer malware family that affects macOS X has been observed in the wild. In 2020 a newly identified variant of the trojan was seen being delivered through search engine results. Once the malicious link was clicked the user would be taken through multiple redirects and finally presented with an Adobe Flash Player update. The end user is given instructions on how to download and install the Adobe Flash update, however the legitimate update is bundled with adware and spyware that is also installed on the victim’s machine.
Name Modified Date Sources
Operation Shlayer 2020-08-13