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New cross-platform backdoor is capable of running on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X

New cross-platform backdoor is capable of running on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X

by sigismund » 2016-09-08 22:24:32


the Malware can steal a variety of data from computer victims.


Researchers at Kaspersky Lab" announced the appearance of a new family of backdoors called Mokes, is able to run on all key operating systems, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. the First versions for Windows and Linux was discovered in January of this year, and in September the expert LK Ortloff Stefan (Stefan Ortloff) confirmed the existence of the option for Mac OS X.

The Backdoor Functionality.OSX.Mokes.a similar capabilities on Windows and Linux. The malware can steal a variety of data from computer victims. In particular, it is able to run a Keylogger to intercept the video/audio, make screenshots, keep track of the connection/disconnection of the external media, to run the resulting control server arbitrary commands on the system and check Microsoft Office documents, including files with extensions .docx, .doc .xlsx, and .xls.

Once on the system, the Trojan communicates with the C&C server of the attackers and sends the information in encrypted form. After running the Backdoor.OSX.Mokes.a copies itself to various folders, including Skype, Dropbox, Google and Firefox. The expert did not disclose information about the vector of infection backdoor or magnitude of its distribution.

The specialists Trend Micro released information on the new rootkit for Linux systems, capable of intercepting network traffic, modify console command to establish a connection with the C&C server and also work as a backdoor.
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