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Apple’s OSX targeted by a new Trojan

Thats right! Apple’s OSX has yet another new virus that is specifically targeting it. I guess this is a sign of the increasing popularity of OSX, or simply a result of Apple provoking virus writers with their campaign making Windows seem as though it is virus laden and that Macs do not have viruses.

The new Trojan, which the creators call “BlackHole RAT”, apparently uses some exposed backdoor holes in the operating system and gain quite a bit of access, including the ability to run scripts, display fake password required boxes to attempt to phish passwords, and even place text files on the desktop. What could be really annoying is that it would also allow the attackers to shut down or restart your computer, displaying a mocking message:

“I am a Trojan Horse, so i have infected your Mac Computer. I know, most people think Macs can’t be infected, but look, you ARE Infected! I have full controll over your Computer and i can do everything I want, and you can do nothing to prevent it.

So, Im a very new Virus, under Development, so there will be much more functions when im finished.”

I think I just overloaded on smug.

Source:

http://www.dailytech.com/Sneaky+Trojan+Gets+Some+Back+Door+Action+in+Apples+OS+X/article21018.htm