Targeted Pro-Tibetan malware attacks hit Mac OS X users

Summary:According to a newly published data, Mac OS X users are just as susceptible to targeted attacks, as Windows users are.

According to a newly published data, Mac OS X users are just as susceptible to targeted attacks, as Windows users are, thanks to the emergence of popular tactics within the cybercrime ecosystem known as localization, market segmentation, and event-based social engineering attacks.

What's particularly interesting about this campaign, is the fact that the same C&C server used in it, was also observed in recent targeted attacks observed by AlienVault Lab.

This is the second Tibet-themed targeted malware attack intercepted for March, 2012, following the one researchers from AlienVault Lab uncovered earlier this month.

The malware is currently detected as TROJ_MDROPR.LB.

Topics: Apple, Hardware, Operating Systems, Security, Software

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Dancho Danchev is an independent security consultant and cyber threats analyst, with extensive experience in open source intelligence gathering, and cybercrime incident response. He's been an active security blogger since 2007, and maintains a popular security blog sharing real-time threats intelligence data with the rest of the community... Full Bio

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