After Apple successfully released a new update to remove and stop the
Flashback malware on Mac systems last week, it now appears another one
is affecting systems via Microsoft Office documents.
The new Mac
malware which has been dubbed "SabPub” by Kaspersky and "Sabpab” by
Sophos and Intego, and takes the form of a basic backdoor Trojan horse, which has been designed to steal information from infected Mac computers.
new malware is capable of creating files and sending encrypted logs
back to a command-and-control (C&C) server controlled by the malware
creators. Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos explains:
like Flashback, the new Trojan doesn’t require any user interaction to
infect your Apple Mac,”-"The Sabpab Trojan horse exploits the same
drive-by Java vulnerability used to create the Flashback botnet.
The criminals behind the attack can grab screenshots from infected
Macs, upload and download files, and execute commands remotely.
Sabpab Trojan is not believed to be anything like as widespread as
Flashback, but still underlines the importance of protecting Macs
against malware with an up-to-date antivirus program and security
updates,” "It’s time for Mac users to wake up and smell the coffee. Mac
malware is becoming a genuine issue, and cannot be ignored any longer.”