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MP3Concept

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 20, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:21:10 PM
Also Known As:
MAC.Amphimix, MP3Virus.Gen [Intego], MAC_MP3CONCEPT.A [Trend]
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Macintosh

MP3Concept is a proof-of-concept Trojan horse that is targeted at the Mac OS X platform. As this is written, this threat has not been reported "in the wild."

The proof-of-concept program does not contain any malicious payload, such as viral code, ability to email itself, or perform destructive functions like deleting files. This program only contains code to display a message and play a .mp3 file of a man laughing.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 9, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 9, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.

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