If your company uses Windows, you’ve probably been irked more than once by the smugness with which Mac users brag that they don’t have to worry about viruses or other malware. Same goes for Linux users.
Turns out they’re both wrong. The Danish security firm CSIS has discovered a new do-it-yourself malware kit targeted specifically at Mac OSX being sold quietly in underground forums under the name Weyland-Yutani BOT.
“I’ve had an opportunity to observe the videos of this program in operation, and it works as advertised,” writes Ed Bott in a ZDNet post. “Building the malware package took literally a couple of clicks and less than five seconds. With the Trojan installed on a Mac, a remote host was able to log keystrokes in Safari and capture passwords for a Gmail account. It was even able to detect and log the victim’s attempt to change the compromised password.”
Upcoming Weyland-Yutani versions target Linux and iPad iOS, according to CSIS. The message is clear: No one is safe.
Read more at ZDNet.