Mac malware has been making some headlines in the last few months, as attackers have begun applying to OS X some of the tactics they’ve been using on Windows for decades.
Security analysts have discovered several variants of the DevilRobber Mac OS X Trojan, the last one is also able to steal files, installs a Web proxy and steal the user’s Safari browsing history.
Researchers at F-Secure say the some of the variants appear to be looking for specific pornographic files on infected Macs and steals passwords from the machine in order to access any files that may be protected. All of the variants of DevilRobber have the ability to take data from the machine and upload it to a remote server.
The new variants were discovered in legitimate Mac applications that had been Trojaned and then shared on Pirate Bay.
Apple is responding with the announcement that all apps submitted to the Mac App Store will have to have a sandbox by March 2012.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.