Malware developers and distributors are getting creative in the way they develop and distribute sophisticated products and applications, just like legitimate companies, added Jon Gulley, application security penetration tester at nVisium.

“As such, it’s not unsurprising that just as Apple continues to evolve its processors and reach broader categories of users, both consumer and business, so too will the evolution and shift in malware development adapt to the adoption of the M1,” Gulley said. “There’s plenty of profit for malicious actors to reap by simply following such market trends to develop malware variants they can port across processors.”

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