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AlienVault Warns of New Mac Malware Campaign

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Researchers at AlienVault recently discovered a new Mac Trojan being distributed inside a boobytrapped Microsoft Word document. "This is one of the few times that we have seen a malicious Office file used to deliver Malware on Mac OS X," AlienVault's Jamie Blasco writes.

"The targeted attack relies upon a critical security vulnerability discovered in Microsoft Word back in 2009, which allowed remote code execution (MS09-027)," writes Sophos' Graham Cluley.

"In a nutshell, if you open the boobytrapped Word document, a Trojan horse gets dropped onto your Mac opening a backdoor for remote hackers," Cluley writes. "Furthermore, a decoy document called file.doc is also dumped onto your drive."

Go to "Mac backdoor Trojan embedded inside boobytrapped Word documents" to read the details.

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