Posted by: David Harley | April 1, 2011

If you knows of a better black ‘ole*

SecureMac reports finding Blackhole: The Next Generation. To be precise, “a new version of BlackHole RAT trojan horse as labeled by the hacker as 2.0 for Mac OS X” which it has labelled BlackHole RAT 2.0a.

SecureMac says that the version it’s discovered is not the one reported by Intego a few days ago as OSX/BlackHoleRAT.B, which SecureMac calls BlackHole RAT 1.0c.

Confused? You will be….

According to comments apparently in the code, there will be a more stable (and, so SecureMac hypothesise, more widespread) version shortly.

Malware Descriptions page updated.

David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
Small Blue-Green World/Mac Virus

*Reference to a WW1 cartoon by Bruce Bairnsfather: you can get get a look at it at  http://www.allposters.co.uk/-sp/Well-if-You-Knows-of-a-Better-Ole-Go-to-It-a-Comic-Glance-Posters_i1865045_.htm. In fact, you can even buy it if you like, and I promise you I won’t get any commission.

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