Mac’s targeted by phishing email, a reminder not to open attachments

Mac computers are being targeted by a phishing email scam that wants you to open an attached .zip file. According to Check Point Technologies, this malware attack is called Dok¬†and it has the potential to access a user’s online communication, including secure sites.

If you open this attachment it will try to install malware by using a trusted certificate. It seems to be targeting European users mostly and uses a faked certificate that bypasses Apple’s Gatekeeper screening.

Update: Apple has revoked the developer certificate, so it will now trigger a notification that you are about to install a program from an unidentified developer.

This malware attack is mainly a reminder to all computer users, including Mac users, not to open emails you don’t know where they came from as well as not to download attachments without expecting it and knowing what it is.

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