Detection of new malicious software to take control of computers “Mac” remote




Revealed a Russian company for the security of information about new malicious software developed by a group of computer hackers to control the computers, “Mac”, produced by Apple, so taking advantage of a loophole in the system, OS X.

The company confirmed that Dr.Web malware, which takes the name of Mac.BackDoor.iWorm, opens doors to developers as soon as the background for her target devices, allowing hackers to control those infected computers remotely.

The company added that the malware carries a smart way to receive commands indirectly from developers, which have been developed to search for commands via comments or posts left by pirates in “Ridt” Reddit social.

The company explained that the malware succeeded in injuring about 17658 computer running Mac OS X until the twenty-sixth of September, and it is still expanding network of infected machines so far.

Computer hackers and exploits those infected machines to form networks of “Robot”, which are known as Botnets, can take advantage of them by directing denial of service attacks for sites or direct mail spam and phishing messages.

She pointed out that the company Dr.Web malware may help the pirates as well as to achieve high sums of money through the exploitation of infected machines in the search for the electronic currency Bitcoin, and they may also enable them to download files from other remote computers on the victims.

This company did not disclose the security for a specific method describes how the injury hardware SOFTWARE new malicious, but they made it clear that the most infected machines are based in North America and Europe in particular.

It is noteworthy that computers “Mac” in the United States are most affected so far that malware and that more than 4,600 computers, as has been infected more than 1235 computers in Canada, and 1227 in the United Kingdom.
A map showing the size of the casualties in the country after around the world until the end of September

A map showing the size of the casualties in the country after around the world until the end of September


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