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Malware Library. Threats targeting Macs.

Mac malware exists in all shapes and sizes and new digital parasites evolve every day. Whether it’s adware, trojan horses, keystroke loggers, viruses or other spyware, stay up-to-date and discover more information about the latest threats targeting your Mac here.


    • Type:
    • Trojan Horse
    • Platform:
    • Mac OS X
    • Last updated:
    • 04/02/16 7:14 am
    • Threat Level:
    • High


BlackHoleRAT is a Trojan horse that allows remote access by malicious third parties to an infected computer. Early versions of the Trojan were relatively unsophisticated and seemed to be intended as proof of concept, but subsequent, better-developed variants were soon discovered — and these were being offered for distribution.

BlackHoleRat is able to carry out a range of malicious actions on an infected machine, including the following: It can request an administrator password and store it to a file, execute shell scripts, turn the computer off, flood the hard drive with random data, disable the display, and take photos with the iSight camera. Newer versions of the Trojan disguise themselves as a Java updater and can slow down an infected computer or attempt to erase the hard drive.

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