'first ever' Linux, Mac OS X-only password sniffing Trojan spotted (John Leyden)

Monty Solomon monty at roscom.com
Mon Sep 3 16:52:17 PDT 2012

John Leyden, Windows? Who the hell uses that? *The Register*, 29 August 2012

Security researchers have discovered a potential dangerous Linux and Mac OS
X cross-platform trojan.  Once installed on a compromised machine, Wirenet-1
opens a backdoor to a remote command server, and logs key presses to capture
passwords and sensitive information typed by victims.

The program also grabs passwords submitted to Opera, Firefox, Chrome and
Chromium web browsers, and credentials stored by applications including
e-mail client Thunderbird, web suite SeaMonkey, and chat app Pidgin.  The
malware then attempts to upload the gathered data to a server hosted in the
Netherlands. ...



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