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OSX.Hormesu

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 30, 2013
Updated:
October 1, 2013 5:04:49 PM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Mac OS X
OSX.Hormesu is a Trojan horse that opens a back door on the compromised computer, may steal information, and may download potentially malicious files.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 30, 2013 revision 006
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 30, 2013 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 30, 2013 revision 016
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 30, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 2, 2013
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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
  • Payload: Opens a back door, steals information, and downloads potentially malicious files.

Distribution

  • 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: Andrea Lelli

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