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DIY Toolkit Created First Time for Mac OS X Malware

According to CSIS Security Group, an IT research company situated in Denmark, a sophisticated DIY (Do-it-Yourself) toolkit, first of its kind has been developed for making malicious software, which would solely work on Mac OS X, while it's being sold online through underground forums. Securecomputing.net.au published this on May 3, 2011.

Named Weyland-Yutani BOT, the toolkit is most capable of capturing data while the Firefox browser runs followed with Chrome and then Safari. Creators of the said toolkit assert that they'll soon launch the kit's other makes for Linux computers and iPads.

Software suitability with different computer systems has over a long time served as the chief reason for their sale. This is as real in the underground market as it's within legitimate markets. Meanwhile, the Weyland-Yutani kit is associated with the same Web-insertion templates as those of the SpyEye and Zeus toolkits for making crimeware found to attack Windows PCs. These templates without fault insert fake fields inside genuine Internet sites so that visitors are duped into feeding sensitive information like Social Security Numbers that get sent to the remote creator of malicious software. Presently, the Weyland crimeware kit is available for sale for $1,000.

Remarking about this new happening, Peter Kruse Spokesman for CSIS observed that there'd been no leakage of the kit's details, while the kit's creators were naturally attempting for remaining unnoticed letting just interested end-users for knowing the details on the forums. Securecomputing.net.au published this on May 3, 2011.

Commented author Ed Bott for ZDNet a security website, the malicious software meant for Mac machines could prove widely destructive as merely one small proportion of Mac computers ran security software like anti-virus, while users of Mac had the idea that no Internet threat could harm them. Securitynewsdaily.com published this on May 2, 2011.

In conclusion CSIS says that users of Mac must most importantly install the latest security software on Mac OS X as well as make their Web-browsers up-to-date. For, incase the Weyland-Yutani kit is bought and widely used for developing unwanted malware for attacking Mac OS X computers then Mac's anti-malware market would surely explode.

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