Mac OS X Crisis Trojan Discovered

The Intego company, dealing with security Mac issues, discovered a new trojan for OS X called Crisis. At the moment the threat is a trojan with low risk, because until now there were no computers discovered infected by this trojan (so how could they find it?). It is known that Intego VirusBarrier X6 easily took care of a trojan, malware is identified as OSX/Crisis, and the backdoor component Backdoor OSX/Crisis. In addition VirusBarrier X6 blocks the connection to the IP-address, which Crisis is trying to connect.

Mac OS X Crisis Trojan Discovered

Intego reports that the Crisis works only on computers running 10.6 and 10.7 and installed without any user interaction, ie, the installation does not require the admin password.

The Sophos company, which also deals with security issues, confirmed the existence of this Trojan and reported what exactly Crysis is interested in:

  • The coordinates of the cursor
  • Messengers
  • Placement
  • Webcam
  • Clipboard
  • Keystrokes
  • Starting the application
  • Entering URL
  • Screenshots
  • Microphone
  • Calendar
  • Device Information
  • Address Book

Sophos Experts believe that a new Trojan has been created primarily to spy on users and the threat has a low risk level, since cases of infection have not yet registered users.

The number of iOS viruses as well as Mac ones continues to increase as the 2012 goes by. For instance, harmful Instaquotes app was discovered and killed just few days ago. Despite the number of viruses continues to increase, most of Mac users don’t use the antivirus and such tendency can bring horrifying results. Actually it already happened once when the flashback trojan attacked over 600k computers all around the world.

As usual, this can be the next marketing solution. Like Apple’s sales are going down, they find a virus, not a single computer is infected, but you can buy their wonderful solution or use this link and find out what antivirus for iphone is the best, just in case. There is a whole market of household appliances with internet access. Maybe the antivirus producers should go there and make money there?

What is your opinion on this situation. I’d really like to know.

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