Thursday July 07, 2016

New Backdoor Allows Full Access to Mac Systems

Security researchers have discovered new malware that uses Tor to open a backdoor on OS X systems. Poor Mac users, if getting backdoored by Apple wasn't bad enough, they have to worry about hackers now too.

A new piece of malware, dubbed Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor by Bitdefender researchers, exposes Apple systems to cyber-espionage and full, clandestine control from malicious third-parties. The backdoor is embedded into a fake file converter application that is accessible online on reputable sites offering Mac applications and software. The EasyDoc poses as a drag-and-drop file converter, but has no real functionality آ– it simply downloads a malicious script.