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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
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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

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