New Mac Trojan hints at ties to high-priced commercial hacking toolkit

By | July 30, 2012

Source: Computerworld


In this article “French security firm Intego discovered a new Mac Trojan horse this week that is being used to target specific individuals.

The Trojan, dubbed “Crisis” by Intego — a Mac-only antivirus developer — and called “Morcut” by Sophos, is espionage malware that spies on victims using Mac instant messaging clients, browsers and Skype, the Internet phoning software.

According to Intego, which published an initial analysis on Tuesday and hasfollowed up with more information since then, Crisis sports code that points to a connection with an Italian firm that sells a $245,000 espionage toolkit to national intelligence and law enforcement agencies.”

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