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Researchers have spotted a cheap malware variant, once focused on Windows machines, that has been upgraded to infect Mac PCs.

On Wednesday, Check Point Research (CPR) said the malware, dubbed “XLoader,” originates from a Windows-based variant known as Formbook. 

Formbook was once available in underground forums for as little as $29 a week on a subscription basis. However, this malware was pulled from sale roughly four years ago by the developer, known as ng-Coder, and did not reappear until 2020 — while also bearing the new name XLoader. 

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