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     With Apple pushing out both a standalone removal tool for users and a combined Java update/removal tool, it’s safe to say that the current outbreak of Flashback malware is well on its way to being addressed. However – such a widespread incident (affecting at least 1% of all Macs in use today) is likely to have long-term repercussions on the threat landscape for Apple Mac computers. Macs: Innocent No More Macs have not been as big a target for cybercriminals for one ...




    In our previous blog, we focused on the emergence of hybridized malware, in which malware arrives already infected by a file infector. In effect, there are two different malware families that will run on the infected system. In this scenario, attackers are able to maximize system compromise by deploying two different payloads in one execution, leaving a user's machine open to a slew of infection. This tactic recently re-surfaced during our monitoring of Tibetan-leveraging malware campaigns. It came in the form ...

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    The Flashback malware discovered last week is raising doubts over the security of the Mac platform. The Trojan, detected by Trend Micro as OSX_FLASHBCK.AB, continues to be a hot topic in the computing industry and it opposes Apple's own concept that their Mac OS are threat-proof. But this attack, along with an onslaught of malware and targeted attacks, put Apple's self-proclaimed security into perspective. Flashback is not only a piece of malware but a family of Trojans, and most recently, backdoors. ...

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    Just like what we have reported recently, we have spotted yet another targeted attack campaign that uses Pro-Tibetan sentiments as social engineering ploy for the attackers to infiltrate target systems. And yes, this is again targeting Windows and Mac systems. It starts with the email below: Users clicking on the link included in the email will be led to a site with a script that determines if the user is using a Windows or a Mac system. The site is currently not resolving ...




    After our previous finding involving a targeted attack whose payload were OS-dependent, we encountered a more recent run that leads to a malicious file specifically affecting Mac OSX. The said malware, detected as TROJ_MDROPR.LB, is a Trojan being used in Pro-Tibetan targeted campaigns, as initially described by Alienvault. In investigating the campaign, we found that the C&C being used in this particular attack is the same C&C we also saw being used by one of the Gh0stRat payloads in the series ...



     

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