Flashback Trojan in the Wild
Last Updated: 2012-02-24 19:06:48 UTC
by Guy Bruneau (Version: 1)
A Mac Trojan named Flashback released last year masquerading as a Flash Player installer appears to back under a new variant. A new variant of the Flashback Java Trojan known as Flashback.G is circulating in the wild running on OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). According to Intego, if your system has been compromised, Safari and Skype maybe prone to frequent crashes and find a Java applet in ~/Library/Caches.
"It is worth noting that Flashback.G will not install if VirusBarrier X6 is present, or if a number of other security programs are installed on the Mac in question."
Guy Bruneau IPSS Inc. gbruneau at isc dot sans dot edu
Feb 24th 2012
1 decade ago
All articles I've found on the web regarding this issues have been copies, or translations of the source article written by Intego.
The other source I found Was on the forum of Sophos,
Please note the link in the article to the website of Intego....... Note the screendump, note the age of the poster ... 1 day after the original report.
If after 3 days none of the other av-companies have reported such a trojan/virus how serious would this threat be?
Feb 27th 2012
1 decade ago