Reports of Mac Trojan in pirated Adobe Photoshop CS4

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

It’s news which should dispel once and for all the notion that it’s only script kiddies and proof-of-concept coders that are developing malware for Mac OS X.

it is being reported that a new variant of the Apple Mac iWorkS Trojan horse (also known as iServices or iWorkServices) has been distributed via a pirated version of Adobe Photoshop CS4 on peer-to-peer file-sharing networks.

The Trojan, detected by Sophos as OSX/iWorkS-B is found in a bundled crack program that allows users to circumvent the program’s serial number copy-protection.

If infected, Macintosh users are at risk of having a remote hacker take control of their computer – potentially for the purposes of sending spam, launching distributed denial-of-service attacks or stealing identities.

Just days ago, an…

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, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.

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