Another macOS backdoor discovered on 2017, which was mostly targeting university researchers in Hong Kong.When executed the malware will copy itself as “~/.local/bin/sysetmd”. Then to persist on an infected machine it will create the LaunchAgent “~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.appule.sysetmd.plist” to start the binary.The malware collect and send following information to the C&C:

  • OS info (name, version)
  • User info (ID, login)
  • Computer info (CPU, memory, MAC address)
  • IP address

Source: CheckPoint

Below is the list of commands the malware can receive from the attacker:

Source: Dr.WEB