Koobaface for Mac OS X Found on FacebookBy Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Thursday, October 28, 2010
According to the researchers, if you are a Mac OS X user and visit social networking site like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, chances are high that your PC may be infected by Koobaface. The Malware ultimately tries to gather sensitive information after infection from the victims such as credit card numbers etc. Currently, it spreads via message link on Social Networking Sites. The content of the message may be to trick you to view a video file. These sites attempt to load a Java applet. There is no automatic infection because users are cautioned via the standard Mac OS X Java security alert. User can deny or accept the applet’s access to the computer. If the user allows, Koobface downloads a component, DNS filter program that blocks access to well known security websites and a proxy tool that enables the attackers to abuse the infected PC.
Tags: Computer Security, DNS Filter, Java Software, Mac OS X, malware, Proxy, Trojan