Thought your shiny new Mac was safe from viruses and malware? It looks like you’ll have to throw that though out the window soon. Sophos, a security firm, has just discovered a modified variant of darkComet, a well known Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that can be used to control computers – computers that run either Windows or Mac OS X. The virus is still in its very early stages now, and is far from complete, but it will allow the person who plants the virus the ability place text files on the desktop, make the infected computer restart, shutdown or sleep, run random shell commands, place a full screen window on the desktop that only has one option for you to click: reboot, and pop up a fake Administrator Password window to steal passwords from unsuspecting users. Infected Macs also display the following message:
“I am a Trojan Horse, so i have infected your Mac Computer. I know, most people thnk Macs can’t be infected, but look, you ARE Infected! I have full control over your Computer and i can do everything I want, and you can do nothing to prevent it. So, I’m a very new Virus, under Development, so there will be much more functions when im finished.”
Do you think we’ll see more Mac malware in the future, or will this be the only one of its kind?