Risk
3/31/2008
04:11 PM
George V. Hulme
George V. Hulme
Commentary
50%
50%

Another Trojan Targets Mac OS X

Yet another unscrupulous chunk of malicious software is being aimed at unsuspecting Mac users.

Yet another unscrupulous chunk of malicious software is being aimed at unsuspecting Mac users.Security firms Sophos and Trend Micro are calling attention to a new Trojan application aimed at Apple Mac users. This Trojan, dubbed Imunizator, is similar to a previous attack called MacSweeper.

This attack doesn't look like a big deal, unless you run, and naively fall victim, to the malicious codec. Just like MacScweeper, Imunizator tries to frighten Web users into believing they have a problem, or infection, on their system. Of course, by downloading, and running the software your problems will be solved. Yeah, right.

In fact, they're probably just beginning. At best, these applications get people to pay for software that doesn't do anything; at their worst, they plant snoopware on user systems. Trend Micro says that the attack looks very similar to a Windows-based attack, Zlob/MediaCodec -- which was "ported" to the Mac platform.

These attacks are money makers, for sure.

While there doesn't seem to be anything new to the Imunizator attack, it does show increased attention being paid toward attacking Mac users.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon
Current Issue
Dark Reading Tech Digest, Dec. 19, 2014
Software-defined networking can be a net plus for security. The key: Work with the network team to implement gradually, test as you go, and take the opportunity to overhaul your security strategy.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2011-4720
Published: 2014-12-27
Hillstone HS TFTP Server 1.3.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via a long filename in a (1) RRQ or (2) WRQ operation.

CVE-2012-1203
Published: 2014-12-27
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in starnet/index.php in SyndeoCMS 3.0 and earlier allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of administrators for requests that add user accounts via a save_user action.

CVE-2013-4663
Published: 2014-12-27
git_http_controller.rb in the redmine_git_hosting plugin for Redmine allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in (1) the service parameter to info/refs, related to the get_info_refs function or (2) the reqfile argument to the file_exists function.

CVE-2013-4793
Published: 2014-12-27
The update function in umbraco.webservices/templates/templateService.cs in the TemplateService component in Umbraco CMS before 6.0.4 does not require authentication, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary ASP.NET code via a crafted SOAP request.

CVE-2013-5958
Published: 2014-12-27
The Security component in Symfony 2.0.x before 2.0.25, 2.1.x before 2.1.13, 2.2.x before 2.2.9, and 2.3.x before 2.3.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a long password that triggers an expensive hash computation, as demonstrated by a PBKDF2 computation, a si...

Best of the Web
Dark Reading Radio
Archived Dark Reading Radio
Join us Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time to hear what employers are really looking for in a chief information security officer -- it may not be what you think.