Mac malware hits Dalai Lama site

Dockster is a Java-based exploit

December 4, 2012
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Apparently malware authors have managed to compromise a website related to the Dalai Lama.

So reports F-Secure (via Cnet), after a member of its threat research team was tipped off about the fresh piece of Mac malware, which is a Java-based exploit called Dockster.

And it’s this which has infected the gyalwarinpoche.com site (don’t visit it!), which might not be the official Dalai Lama website, but F-Secure notes that it does seem to be related to the Dalai Lama going by the site registration information.

This particular exploit makes use of the same vulnerability as Flashback, the Mac malware which became famous earlier this year after it spread across over half a million machines.

The moral of the story is, don’t think that Mac computers are immune from malware, just because Windows is a juicier target.






 

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