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Risk Level 1: Very Low

July 25, 2012
November 30, 2012 7:27:01 AM
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Infection Length:
Systems Affected:
Mac OS X
OSX.Crisis is a Trojan horse that steals potentially confidential information and opens a back door on the compromised computer.

For more information, please see the following resources:
Crisis for Mac
Crisis: The Advanced Malware

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 25, 2012 revision 018
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 28, 2015 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 25, 2012 revision 019
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 28, 2015 revision 032
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 1, 2012
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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: Steals potentially confidential information.


  • 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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