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OSX.Laoshu

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
August 27, 2014
Updated:
August 28, 2014 5:30:41 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Mac OS X
OSX.Laoshu is a Trojan horse that opens a back door on the compromised computer and may steal information.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 27, 2014 revision 009
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 27, 2014 revision 009
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 27, 2014 revision 023
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 27, 2014 revision 023
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 3, 2014
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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: Medium
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information.
  • Compromises Security Settings: Opens a back door.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Symantec Security Response

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