Sophos Warns of New Mac Trojan
The BlackHole RAT is a variant of the darkComet Windows Trojan.
Researchers at Sophos have discovered a new Trojan written specifically for the Mac.
"It's called the BlackHole RAT (the RAT part is for 'remote access Trojan') and it's pretty easy to find online in hacking forums, according to Chet Wisniewski, a researcher with antivirus vendor Sophos," writes Computerworld's Robert McMillan.
"BlackHole is a variant of a Windows Trojan called darkComet, but it appears to have been written by a different developer," McMillan writes. "The darkComet source code is freely available, so it looks like BlackHole's author simply took that code and tweaked it so it would run on the Mac, Wisniewski said."
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