Along with the Pirrit Mac adware identified earlier this week, researchers from Red Canary identified Thursday a different malware strain (Jon Rawlinson/CC BY 2.0))

In just three months, hackers have debuted at least two strains of malware designed to attack Apple’s new M1 chip.

Noted Mac security researcher Patrick Wardle published a blog Feb. 14 noting that a Safari adware extension that was originally written to run on Intel x86 chips was revamped to run on the new M1 chips. According to Wardle, the malicious GoSearch22 extension was traced to the Pirrit Mac adware family.

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