PDF Trojan Horse Threatens Mac Users

A new malware has come to the scene that disguises itself as a PDF to trap users into opening it. As a result, an Apache server gets installed on ones Mac.

On the opening of the file, the executable comes into play, extracting a different executable, which then downloads a backdoor from a remote server, however, the backdoor doesn’t communicate with anything or anyone. Apparently the command-and-control center for this particular malware is a mere Apache installation. Due to this, not too many ill effects are expected to be encountered by users who might fall victim to this attack at least for the time being, but the situation could change if the files spread up to a wider audience.

A mystery yet to be resolved is that as to how this Trojan is exactly spreading, The researchers are still searching for its methodology but they believe that probably it has been circulated via e-mail attachment.