Friday, June 29, 2012

Espionage malware campaign targets users of Windows and Macs


Researchers have detected a new espionage campaign that uses Mac- and Windows-based malware to snoop on Chinese dissidents.
Both pieces of malware target Uyghur activists, who have reportedly clashed with the Chinese government in the past. Both malicious programs connect to the same command and control channel—physically located in China—and allow the attackers to take control of infected machines. Researchers from antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab spotted the Mac version on Friday morning. A few hours later, researchers with security firm AlienVault uncovered Windows-based malware that is part of the same campaign.
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