WatchCat is a freshly created piece of malware that has as it targets Mac computers. Thankfully, malware researchers encountered WatchCat on an online file scanning service only, and no working copies of the WatchCat insert have been found. After an in-depth analysis of the WatchCat, malware experts concluded that WatchCat is not related to any of the countless malware families focused on the macOS.
There are not too many known elements about the WatchCat insert, but malware analysts there are some hints pointing the WatchCat malware as one of the threatening tools used by the Lazarus APT because this infamous group seems to be expanding its activities, which were focused on Windows OSes, to crate malware targeting the macOS – recently, they launched OSX.Casso, a backdoor Trojan that is focused on Mac computers. As we said before, there is no detection of the WatchCat insert. However, since looks like that WachCat is a concluded deal, one can expect its creators to start delivering WatchCat to their targets. To keep your system and files safe from threats such as WatchCat, you should have a reputable Mac security software installed and working 24/7 on your devices.