Now that Flashback has officially been dealt with (for now), it appears that another trojan is in town to make Macs hide in danger. “LuckyCat” is a backdoor SabPub trojan that also exploits a Java vulnerability, but this time through Microsoft Word. It scurries in through a hole in Word that lets malware spread via documents with the CVE-2009-0563 vulnerability.
“This new threat is a custom OS X backdoor, which appears to have been designed for use in targeted attacks,” says Costin Raiu, an expert from security company Kaspersky. “The backdoor contains functionality to make screenshots of the user’s current session and execute commands on the infected machine.”
Kaspersky, who traced the trojan back to a website controlled from Fremont, CA suspects LuckyCat is intended as a cyber weapon in world politics. Seems it may have been deployed to target Pro-Tibetan organizations, FireEye, Tibetan activists are hit with even more attacks than the U.S. government.
This doesn’t mean that normal users are free from this, far from that to be true, as this has gone public, there should be a patch but who knows, there isn’t as of yet, we will defiantly update! All information here.
Our recommendation, install a Anti Virus like Sophos, until Mountain Lion is released with its built-in Anti Virus, oh and Sophos is free!
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