Just when we were starting to recover from the horrible Flashback malware attack, another virus has just surfaced and it seems to attack on more Mac computers these days. This one seems to act just like the flashback Trojan, which used the flaws in the Java systems of the Mac OS to enter and hack the Mac computers.
This new virus seems to be taking advantage of the Microsoft Office documents to enter the computer and steal valuable information’s and data. Kaspersky labs calls it “SabPub” while Sophos and Intego calls it as “Sabpab.” Whatever it is, this thing seems to be spreading all over the mac computers making them even more vulnerable after the recent attacks.
“Just like Flashback, the new Trojan doesn’t require any user interaction to infect your Apple Mac,” Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, said in an April 13 post on the company’s NakedSecurity blog. “The Sabpab Trojan horse exploits the same drive-by Java vulnerability used to create the Flashback botnet. The criminals behind the attack can grab screenshots from infected Macs, upload and download files, and execute commands remotely.”
According to the reports, this Trojan is not as dangerous as the Flashback, but still this can’t be treated lightly. Its time to take some actions against these attacks and do something about it, before something majorly goes wrong.