Wednesday, July 6, 2016

New Mac malware in the wild, Backdoor.MAC.Elanor – can steal data, execute code, control webcam [feedly]

New Mac malware in the wild, Backdoor.MAC.Elanor – can steal data, execute code, control webcam
http://machash.com/9to5mac/197738/new-mac-malware-in-the-wild-backdoormacelanor-can-steal-data-execute-code-control-webcam/

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After the first ever example of Mac ransomware was found in the wild earlier this year, Bitdefender Labs has found what it tells us is only the second example of true Mac malware to enter circulation this year, which it has dubbed Backdoor.MAC.Elanor. The app is available on a number of reputable download sites such as MacUpdate. The backdoor is embedded into a fake file converter application that is accessible online on reputable sites offering Mac applications and software. The EasyDoc Converter.app poses as a drag-and-drop file converter, but has no real functionality – it simply . . .