Mysterious malware hits 30,000 Macs@ 2021/02/23
For decades it has insisted that Macs are free from the corruption of malware and yet here was one which appears to have made specifically for Apple users.
The malware has been found in 153 countries with detections concentrated in the US, UK, Canada, France, and Germany.
This bash shell is then used to invoke macOS's built-in PlistBuddy tool to create a LaunchAgent which executes a bash script every hour. This is the command-and-control process, which downloads a JSON file containing (potentially) new instructions.