Most of the malware that we analyse inside SophosLabs targets Windows users.
And that makes sense for the cybercriminals – after all, more people are using Windows as their desktop operating system than any other platform.
But if malicious hackers want to go the extra mile, and maximise their chances of infecting more people’s computers, they might well try to develop a multi-platform attack.
Yesterday, our friends at F-Secure discovered malware on a compromised Colombian transport website that was capable of infecting Windows, Mac and Linux users.
Visiting a hacked webpage, triggers a JAR (Java Archive) file which will ask permission to do its business – secretly determining if you are running Windows, Mac OS X or Linux.
Once it has found out which operating system you are running, the Java class file will download the appropriate flavour of malware, with the…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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