There's Another Mac Trojan Spreading Via Microsoft Office

More bad news for Apple users: hot on the heels of Flashback, reports are circulating of another Mac-specific trojan — called Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a — that is spreading because of a Microsoft Office vulnerability.

On Securelist, Kaspersky's Costin Raiu explains that the trojan, which is already a month old, uses a Java exploit to get past malware-detection products, before connecting to a command and control server hosted on a server in California.

The Trojan is apparently spreads through infected Office documents, and it's in "active stage", which means that it searches through documents on infected machines.

While Apple eventually offered up fixes for the Flashback vulnerability, this second Trojan looks set to permanently dispel the myth that Mac's are immune to malware. [Securelist via The Register]

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