Beware of JaskaGO: Sneaky Malware Threat Targeting Windows and macOS Users
There’s this sneaky thing called JaskaGO causing trouble for folks using both Windows and macOS. It’s like a digital troublemaker. The experts at AT&T Alien Labs found it and it’s quite tricky.
For Apple users, JaskaGO dresses up in disguises, pretending to be something it’s not—like fake installers for CapCut and AnyConnect. Once it sneaks into your computer, it tries to figure out if it’s being watched. If it thinks it’s safe, it starts grabbing information and talking to its boss, the command-and-control server.
JaskaGO can do a bunch of things like running secret commands, checking what other programs are doing, and even downloading more trouble. But the really sneaky part is how it watches your clipboard. You know when you copy and paste a long code for your cryptocurrency wallet? Well, JaskaGO can swap that code with a bad one, tricking you into sending money to the wrong place.
On Macs, JaskaGO goes a step further to make sure it stays in your computer for a long time.
The tricky thing is, we’re not exactly sure how JaskaGO gets into computers or how many computers it has infected. It’s like a mystery! This whole situation is part of a trend where bad guys are using a programming language called Go to make really tricky and versatile threats.