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Malware found in Macintosh Java Cache

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#1 TomBC


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Posted 14 June 2010 - 12:38 PM

I installed the beta of ESET's NOD32 AntiVirus for Mac. A scan found the attached malware in the Java cache folder and quarantined it.

It's called EvilTook. NOD32 says that it's probably a variant of Java/TrojanDownloader.AB.

I'm interested in finding out what this trojan does, and if it is functional on a Macintosh.

I have a copy of the malware file that I can make available.

Thanks for your help.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 14 June 2010 - 02:01 PM

Hello,from Vil Nai

This is a trojan detection. Unlike viruses, trojans do not self-replicate. They are spread manually, often under the premise that they are beneficial or wanted. The most common installation methods involve system or security exploitation, and unsuspecting users manually executing unknown programs. Distribution channels include email, malicious or hacked web pages, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), peer-to-peer networks, etc.

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