Posts Tagged 'virus'
Tags: Apple, Apple sucks, cyber-threat, exploit, Flashback Trojan, infected, Java, Mac, Mac OSX, malicious code, malware, Trojan, virus
Analysis of a recent Java flaw exploited by the Flashback Trojan reveals that more than 550,000 Macs were affected in the U.S. and abroad, according to anti-virus vendor Doctor Web. “This once again refutes claims by some experts that there are no cyber-threats to Mac OS X,” Doctor Web said in a Tuesday blog post. About 56.6 percent of the infected computers, or 303,449, are located in the U.S., while 19.8 percent are in Canada, 12.8 percent are in the U.K., and 6.1 percent are in Australia, Doctor Web said.
Tags: Apple, internet, iWorm, Mac, Macitosh, malware, OSX, personal computer, technology, Trojan, virus, worm
Security researchers at Sophos Labs have discovered a naughty new trojan that’s in the process of beta testing attack capabilities against the growing population of Mac users. The trojan exploits open back doors in OS X to gain a good deal of access to the system. It can be transmitted through a variety of vectors, including torrent files or seemingly legitimate download programs. It could also be, in the future, delivered via the exploitation of browser flaws to perform “drive by downloads”. Once inside, the Trojan gets down to business, allowing the attacker to have their way with their Apple victim. The attacker can plant text files on the desktop, force URLs to open, run shell commands, and pop up fake password windows in a phishing attempt. They can also force the users machine shutdown or reboot. When a reboot is forced an amusing message pops up, informing:
I am a Trojan Horse, so i have infected your Mac Computer. I know, most people think Macs can’t be infected, but look, you ARE Infected! I have full controll over your Computer and i can do everything I want, and you can do nothing to prevent it. So, Im a very new Virus, under Development, so there will be much more functions when im finished.
Tags: Apple, Boonana, Facebook, internet, Koobface, Mac, malware, security, technology, virus, worm
A new variant of the Koobface worm that targets Mac OS X and Linux as well as Windows is spreading through Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, security researchers warned today. Antivirus firms first reported the malware, dubbed “Boonana,” on Wednesday when Intego and SecureMac, two Mac-only security vendors, warned Mac OS X users that the worm was aimed at them. Boonana spreads via messages posted to social networking or microblogging sites. Those messages bait the trap with the subject “Is this you in the video?” and a link to a malicious site. People who bite and click the link are then prompted to run a Java applet.