“A new version of a backdoor trojan for Apple’s OS X operating system takes advantage of an exploit in Microsoft Word to spread,” Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider.
“The latest variant of the attack known as ‘LuckyCat’ was discovered and detailed by Costin Raiu, Kasperskky lab expert,” Oliver reports. “He found that a dummy infected machine was taken over by a remote user who started analyzing the machine and even stole some documents from the Mac.”
Oliver reports, “The new Mac-specific trojan, named ‘Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a,’ uses a Java exploit to infect targeted machine. It spreads through Microsoft Word documents that exploit a vulnerability known as “‘CVE-2009-0563.'”
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