New malware targeting Mac machines, opening backdoors on them and roping them into a botnet currently numbering around 17,000 zombies has been spotted and analyzed by malware researchers of Russian AV company Dr.
Apple has finally released a security update for OS X that will close up the critical remote code execution Shellshock bug found in the GNU Bash UNIX shell.
As expected, attackers have begun exploiting the GNU Bash "Shellshock" remote code execution bug (CVE-2014-6271) to compromise systems and infect them with malware.
The Bash "shellshock" flaw (CVE-2014-6271) was discovered last week by Unix/Linux specialist Stephane Chazelas, and its existence was made public on Wednesday.
A recently discovered backdoor aimed at Mac computers is likely wielded by a long-standing APT group that has previously been known to target US defense firms and organizations, electronics and engineering companies around the world, and non-government organizations with interests in Asia, say FireEye researchers.
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