New MacOSX trojan in the wild


The virus copies itself on other computers by sending emails from already infected computers. The emails have the title “World Uyghur Congress” and the mail body is always full of different information about this community.

The virus was able to bypass existing mail antivirus checks because of its relatively unknown signature. By openning the mail with the virus attached and running the attachment you will automatically create a backdoor to your PC. The virus infects Apple PCs with both the PowerPC or Intel CPUs. After you are infected the virus communicates with a general control server and immediately gives full access to all your files and all your logs to the virus writers.

A few years back Apple was the proud owner of a virus free operating system. People often thought that Mac OSX was invulnerable to viruses and malicious programs. As soon as the Operating System’s popularity grew so did the attacks.


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