is a multi-component family of malware designed to monitor your online searching and browsing behavior, to deliver targeted advertising content and search results that generates pay-per-click advertising revenue for its controllers.
allows unauthorized access and control of an affected computer. An attacker can perform any number of different actions on an affected computer using Backdoor:MacOS_X/Flashback. This could include, but is not limited to, the following actions:
- Downloading and updating its components
- Gathering information about your computer
- Disabling security-related applications
- Contacting remote servers for configuration
It may also install arbitrary files on your computer.
The backdoor is available in 32bit and 64bit Mach-O (i386) binary format, and specifically affects Mac OS X users.
variants have been observed distributed as a payload by the following exploits:
Analysis by Methusela Cebrian Ferrer
There are no common symptoms associated with this threat. Alert notifications from installed antivirus software may be the only symptoms.