After further analysis, more information has emerged about the Morcut Mac OS X malware (also known as “Crisis” by some anti-virus products) which was discovered this week.
Clearly OSX/Morcut-A was created with spying in mind, as its code includes hooks to control/monitor the following operations:
- mouse coordinates
- instant messengers (for instance, Skype [including call data], Adium and MSN Messenger)
- internal webcam
- clipboard contents
- key presses
- running applications
- web URLs
- internal microphone
- calendar data & alerts
- device information
- address book contents
In short, if this malware managed to infect your Mac computer it could learn an awful lot about you, and potentially steal information which could read your private messages and…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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