Malware Scam "OSX.Silver Sparrow" Creative Cloud Pop-Up Window

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When I turned on my iMac this morning a dialog box popped up saying Creative Cloud was having issues and I needed to enter my password to fix it. I did so and no action/fix took place. So I tried again and it still didn't work.

My computer loaded oddly and my Safari windows wouldn't load fully. So I ran my "Malwarebytes" program and it found and isolated one threat called "OSX.SilverSparrow" and I gave permission to delete it from quarantine.

I then turned my computer completely off and back on. The Creative Cloud pop-up did NOT return so I am fairly certain this was the guise they used. I changed my computer password. Any other suggestions? 

 

Thank you for the assistance.

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 14, 2021 Mar 14, 2021
It is a well known Trojan: https://www.google.com/search?.SilverSparrow I've edited your original post.

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I am not sure how to edit my post. Wanted to say the image I attached is a snapshot of what my Malware Threats program found and that I accidentally put a space in the file it found. It was OSX.SilverSparrow (not OSX.Silver Sparrow). No space between Silver and Sparrow.

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It is a well known Trojan:

https://www.google.com/search?.SilverSparrow

 

I've edited your original post.

 

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Remediation

Malwarebytes for Mac will detect and remove the components of this malware.

Download and install the latest version of Malwarebytes for Mac.

Click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan.

If threats are detected during the scan, a count of detected threats is displayed. More detailed threat information is displayed after the scan completes.

Click “Confirm” to move the detected threats to Quarantaine.

If a restart is required to complete remediation of threats detected during a scan, you will be notified. When a restart is required, please remember to save all work before clicking “Restart”.

 

from here:

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/detections/osx-silversparrow/

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Thank you so much Peru Bob. I did the Malwarebytes scan and it did remove the Trojan. I apprecaite the support. Honestly, I was afraid to Google it myself because I didn't know what page was safe to read about it. I am submitting my experience to Red Canary since they asked to hear from anyone who has exeperienced an issue. Much appreciation!

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