New Mac Trojan Discovered – spreading through Microsoft Office Documents

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Another problem rising for Apple after successfully fixed the Flashback malware. Recently new Mac Trojan discovered through Microsoft Office Documents in Apple Mac .I just want to ask, what is the capability of this new malware?

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New Mac Trojan Discovered – spreading through Microsoft Office Documents

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Seems it’s spreads like a phenomena. Why not? After all every one is interested about that, and we are talking about apple here. Recently a new malware has struck the apple platform. What about it’s capability? It is sabpub and regarded as an very excessive threat.That means it has the capability to go through to a spesific target to destroy it. The first version of sabpub trojan was created and used in February this year. It is an APT (Advanced persistent threat) so it is capable and intent to persistently go after any of selected aim or target. These malware are spread through 2 infected microsoft word document.  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0563

Flashback Trojan has affected on more than 600000 mac, now what about these sabpub Trojan? Time will be say and now it is very keen to see for us, how can apple will fix this problem. http://www.pcworld.com/article/240603/new_mac_trojan_pretends_to_be_flash.html

 

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New Mac Trojan Discovered – spreading through Microsoft Office Documents

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I think you are referring to the “Flashback” Trojan horse virus which was reported to be infecting around 600,000 Mac PCs. It was first discovered back in September 2011 which was designed to disguise itself as an Adobe Flash Player installer, which also uses Flash player logos. Doctor Web, a Russian antivirus company, reported that around 550,000 OS X computers have picked up the virus.

According to a tweet from an analyst at Doctor Web, 600,000 Mac computers have actually been infected and about 274 are based in Cupertino, California, the same city as Apple’s headquarters. About 57 percent (57%) of the infection are said to be in the United States and about 20 percent (20%) are based in Canada.

Once the Flashback is installed, the malware looks for user names and passwords stored on the computer. Unfortunately, “there are no visible symptoms for this Mac virus, except for making sporadic connections to unknown servers that can be only seen in the Firewall logs, if any firewall is in place,” according to Boris Sharov, CEO of Doctor Web.

He also said, “The symptoms also depend on the payload that may be downloaded upon the command from the control server.”

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