Multi-purpose Rootkit Threat for Windows and Mac OS X, Detected by Kaspersky
Red Alert! Kaspersky warns Windows and Mac OS X users of a multi-purpose rootkit that can threaten their system.
Kaspersky Lab detected a multi-purpose rootkit that can threaten a 32-bit and 64-bit Windows systems. This comes with a variant that targets Mac OS X. Kaspersky warns that the 64-bit rootkit uses a special digital signature for software developers. It is distributed via downloader, which also tries to install other malware.
The rootkit prevents users to install or run an antivirus, and effectively protects itself by intercepting and monitoring system activities. This makes the PC vulnerable to attacks, while the downloader acquires and executes malicious software — including the Rogue AV or fake antivirus for Mac OS X. Known as Hoax.OSX.Defma.f, the fake antivirus is one of the emerging threats for Mac OS X which is being a cyber criminal target.View Article Source »