More Mac OS X malware discovered

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

I’ve been sick for a day or two. One of the drawbacks of being tucked up in bed with a fever is that my wireless signal doesn’t quite make it that far up the stairs – and so the blog can be interrupted and emails left unanswered.

Anyroad, in case you missed it check out Vanja’s post on the SophosLabs blog about a new example of Apple Mac OS X malware that we have encountered.

In many ways the malware, which Sophos detects as OSX/Jahlav-A, is very similar to the RSPlug financially-motivated malware that we first saw this time last year.

Like other malware campaigns engineered by this particular gang, a bogus webpage is created claiming to contain a video. Visiting the site produces a message saying that you don’t have the correct codec…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.