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Risk Level 1: Very Low

March 30, 2012
July 3, 2012 5:02:05 PM
Infection Length:
75,000 bytes
Systems Affected:
Mac OS X
OSX.Macontrol is a Trojan horse that opens a back door on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 29, 2012 revision 023
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 2, 2015 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 29, 2012 revision 024
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 2, 2015 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 4, 2012
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Threat Assessment


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


  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door on the compromised computer.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Sends potentially confidential information to the remote attacker.


  • 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.
Writeup By: Joseph Bingham

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