Posted by: David Harley | October 25, 2011

OSX/Tsunami.A: old code, new platform

ESET has just reported an IRC-controlled backdoor Trojan that turns the infected machine into a bot used for DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. That may sound nothing special, except that it’s a 64-bit Mach-O binary, native to OS X. Well, not exactly native: it’s a port from an antique family of Linux ELF binaries, recompiled with minor IRC changes for the Mac.

More information in Robert Lipovský’s blog post here.

Small Blue-Green World/Mac Virus  

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