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MacOS Crimekit is disturbing news

Reportedly found on underground forums

     

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4:04 pm on May 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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CSIS reports that a new "do-it-yourself" crimeware kit has surfaced for the OSX platform, being sold under the name "Weyland-Yutani BOT."
[isc.sans.edu...]

A video demonstrating how the kit works and how it can collect passwords through formgrabbing has been made available on Youtube:
[youtube.com...]

CSIS finds this crimekit to be quite disturbing news since MacOS previously to some degree has been spared from the increasing amount of malware which has haunted Windows-based systems for years. This could have resulted in a false sense of security that might make Mac OS user especially vulnerable to a sudden and highly sophisticated attack.
[csis.dk...]

 

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