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Java-based malware driving DDoS botnet infects Windows, Mac, Linux devices

Java-based malware driving DDoS botnet infects Windows, Mac, Linux devices | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Multi-platform threat exploits old Java flaw, gains persistence.

 

Researchers have uncovered a piece of botnet malware that is capable of infecting computers running Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux that have Oracle's Java software framework installed.

 

The cross-platform HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a, as reported in a blog post published Tuesday by Kaspersky Lab, takes hold of computers by exploiting CVE-2013-2465, a critical Java vulnerability that Oracle patched in June. The security bug is present on Java 7 u21 and earlier. Once the bot has infected a computer, it copies itself to the autostart directory of its respective platform to ensure it runs whenever the machine is turned on.

 

Compromised computers then report to an Internet relay chat channel that acts as a command and control server.

 


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Cross-platform malware exploits Java to attack PCs and Macs | ZDNet

Cross-platform malware exploits Java to attack PCs and Macs | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

The same Java vulnerability used in the infamous Flashback malware is now being used as an attack vector for a single piece of malware that can infect both Windows and Mac OS X computers.

 

Security vendors have discovered a new piece of malware that attacks both PCs and Macs. It uses the same Java security vulnerability exploited by the Flashback malware that infected hundreds of thousands of Macs. While the attack vector is the same as in Flashback, this Java Applet checks which OS it is running on and downloads suitable malware for it.

 

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