New Tool Sheds Light on AppleScript-Obfuscated Malware

An effort to reverse-engineer malicious AppleScript has led to the creation of a tool to analyze run-only malware targeting the Mac operating system, undermining a common attacker approach to obfuscating code on the platform. Cybersecurity firm SentinelOne created the tool, known as the Apple Event (AEVT) decompiler, to analyze a cryptominer campaign that used AppleScript to automated four different stages of the infection chain:

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