Macs Get Bugs Too: New OS X Spyware Found

Macs Get Bugs Too: New OS X Spyware Found

7286264-virus-close-upWhat is known so far about the spyware is that it will add itself to the list of applications that are launched when the user logs in, ensuring it runs every time the victim logs in to their computer. While running, the spyware takes periodic screenshots and stores them in a directory called MacApp that is created in the user’s home directory. Information was also uncovered about two C&C (command-and-control) servers apparently used by the spyware to upload captured screenshots. C&C servers can also allow for malicious software to receive instructions from the spyware’s author(s).

As Macs gain in popularity, malicious code will almost surely become more common. This one was found by one Jacob Appelbaum and is currently being analyzed by F-Secure for more information.

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