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OS X Systems Attacked With Windows Spyware By Cyber-Espionage Group

OS X Systems Attacked With Windows Spyware By Cyber-Espionage Group

September 7, 2014

Code from a five-year-old backdoor program used on Windows, has been integrated in spyware program designed to compromise Mac OS X systems.Researchers analysing the OS X ready malware, dubbed XSLCmd, discovered that the sample was verified on VirusTotal on August 10, when none of the engines available were able to detect it; this is a well known practice of malware authors.FireEye says that the piece is compatible with PowerPC and 64/86-bit CPU architectures; apart from the installation routin…