OSX/Tibet.D Malware Spies Your Mac

Intego, the creators of antivirus software products for Apple Mac machines has reported a new type of malware that spies on the infected machines. The latest malware the team has discovered is a variant of OSX/Tibet.C The malware gets distributed along with Java Applet via compromised websites - one of the common tricks hackers are using these days. Instead of directly targeting the end users, the hackers upload the malware on websites. When the users visit the affected website, their machines have a chance of getting infected, if aren't properly protected.

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When the visitor with a vulnerable machine visits the affected website, a Java Archive gets dropped on the machine without any user interaction. Once this is done, a secret back door is opened on the infected computer to contact the central command server in China. The remote hacker can then view your files as well as write more code to improve the functionality of the virus.

The malware hasn't wide spread yet. It looks like the hackers are more interested in targeting the groups / users who've been critical of China in Tibet. But if your Mac machines have any critical data you want to protect from external attacks, you better keep your machines up to date. If you use an anti-virus software to protect your machine, it's time to upgrade it with latest virus / malware definitions.

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  • Abhishek Rawal
    Abhishek Rawal
    Isn't there any way to know whether the website we're viewing is infected or not ?
  • Kaustubh Katdare
    Kaustubh Katdare
    Abhishek Rawal
    Isn't there any way to know whether the website we're viewing is infected or not ?
    Google Chrome usually keeps track of the infected website. If you visit any malware website using Chrome, it will tell you that the site may harm your computer. Google however isn't very accurate about it; but does the job most of the times.
  • prahu mac
    prahu mac
    yeah let's see what happens in the mere future for mac users!!!!!!

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