1. /
  2. Security Response/
  3. OSX.Kitmos

OSX.Kitmos

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
May 16, 2013
Updated:
May 16, 2013 6:02:03 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
200 KB
Systems Affected:
Mac OS X
OSX.Kitmos is a Trojan horse that opens a back door on the compromised computer. The Trojan may also download and install additional malware, and steal information.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 16, 2013 revision 020
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 23, 2013 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 16, 2013 revision 025
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 23, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 22, 2013
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: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door, steals information, and downloads additional malware.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Santiago Cortes

Search Threats

Search by name
Example: W32.Beagle.AG@mm
STAR Antimalware Protection Technologies
Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 17
Symantec DeepSight Screensaver