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OSX.Flashback.K

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
April 9, 2012
Updated:
April 13, 2012 10:49:02 AM
Also Known As:
Trojan-Downloader.OSX.Flashfake.ab [Kaspersky]
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Mac OS X
CVE References:
CVE-2012-0507
OSX.Flashback.K is a Trojan horse that opens a back door on the compromised computer.

Note: Virus definitions dated April 9, 2012 or earlier detect this threat as OSX.Flashback.

For more information, please see the following resources:

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 9, 2012 revision 035
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 10, 2012 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 16, 2013 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 11, 2012
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 1000+
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door on the compromised computer.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Gathers information from the computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Karthik Selvaraj

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