07-26-2012, 03:35 PM
ITWeb wrote:Just hours before the release of Mountain Lion, the latest version of the OS X operating system, new malware has been discovered, highlighting the need for Apple Mac users to protect their computers with anti-virus software.
Sophos researchers have discovered that the new Morcut Mac OS X malware, also known as “Crisis”, has been distributed as part of a multi-platform attack, designed to hit both Windows and Mac users - embedded in an archive file that pretends to be Adobe Flash Player.
The threat, which has not yet been seen in the wild, is complex - and when run on an OS X system, drops multiple components, reconfigures system settings and installs a backdoor and rootkit combination that connects to a remote server and waits for instructions from malicious hackers.
When run on Windows systems, a version of the Swizzor malware is installed instead.
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