Another Trojan hits Macs globally; Potentially risky than Flashback

Another fresh threat to Apple is on the prowl. Yes, latest reports suggest that SabPub another nasty Trojan has hit Macs across the globe.

According to anti-virus software provider Kaspersky Lab, a Trojan called SabPub formally known as Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a, has recently been spreading via Java and could be infecting computers when people open email messages with suspicious links that direct users to malware.

The Flashback and the SabPub Trojans are totally different in nature. Unlike Flashback, SabPub is a classic backdoor Trojan, which means it opens full access to a victim’s system for attackers. Flashback downloader and conducts click fraud scam by hijacking people’s search engine results inside their web browsers. Therefore, it can be confirmed that this backdoor is an example of an Advanced Persistent Threat in active use. On one hand where Flashback was attacking anyone and everyone randomly, SabPub is more organised and is being used to attack specific targets.

More details about this Backdoor are available in the initial report and follow-up analysis at Securelist.com.

Earlier: Trojan ‘Flashback’ hits 600,000 Mac users worldwide, Here is what you need to do

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