also known as OSX/ARDScript.A, OSX/Hovdy.A
Mac OS X
02/09/16 9:14 pm
AppleScriptTHT is a trojan horse. First spotted in the wild in 2008, the malware was discovered when it was offered for distribution on a hacker website, with site forum members discussing possible delivery vectors which included the messaging app iChat and the filesharing service LimeWire.
In order to become infected, a user must first download and launch AppleScriptTHT. Once installed, the Trojan exploits a vulnerability in the Apple Remote Desktop Agent in order to gain administrative privileges on the infected …