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Security Alert: Mac OS X spyware

Last Updated:
2010-07-28 00:00:00
Event:
2010-06-03 00:00:00
Status:
Closed
Brief Description:
User Impact:
N/A
Workaround:
There is no workaround for this issue
Current Status:
N/A
Services Affected:
Full Description:
There is a spyware that affects the Mac. It comes when you download screensavers and it intends to steal confidential data.



Timeline of Changes

Description Current Status Date Time
Security engineers report that this threat is no longer active on campus. Security engineers report that this threat is no longer active on campus. 2010-07-28 00:00:00
A piece of spyware targets Mac OS X, and attempts to steal credit card and other information. The spyware is downloaded as part of the install process for a number of Mac OS X screensavers, thus bypasses normal scanning and installs with administrative credentials. It sets up a port for the perpetrators to be able to remotely access and control infected Macintoshes.\n\nMore information about the spyware may be found at http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=8890 A piece of spyware targets Mac OS X, and attempts to steal credit card and other information. The spyware is downloaded as part of the install process for a number of Mac OS X screensavers, thus bypasses normal scanning and installs with administrative credentials. It sets up a port for the perpetrators to be able to remotely access and control infected Macintoshes.\n\nMore information about the spyware may be found at http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=8890 2010-06-09 00:00:00