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OSX.Loosemaque

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
November 3, 2009
Updated:
November 3, 2009 10:58:12 AM
Also Known As:
OSX_LOSEGAM.A [Trend], Trojan:OSX/Loosemaque.A [F-Secure]
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
3,691,880 bytes
Systems Affected:
Mac OS X
OSX.Loosemaque is a Trojan that appears to be a video game, but deletes files from the home folder when a user plays it.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 3, 2009 revision 002
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 3, 2009 revision 007
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 3, 2009 revision 007
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 4, 2009
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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
  • Payload: Deletes files from the home folder.
  • Modifies Files: Deletes files from the home folder.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Takashi Katsuki

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