BlackHole is a variant of a well-known Remote Access Trojan (RAT) for Windows known as darkComet.
“Hello, Im the BlackHole Remote Administration Tool.
I am a Trojan Horse, so i have infected your Mac Computer.
I know, most people think Macs can’t be infected, but look, you ARE Infected!
I have full controll over your Computer and i can do everything I want, and you can do nothing to prevent it.
So, Im a very new Virus, under Development, so there will be much more functions when im finished.
But for now, it’s okay what I can do?”
This message, displayed in the full screen window with the reboot button blocks user’s screen.
As even the malware itself admits, it is not yet finished, but it could be indicative of more underground programmers taking note of Apple’s increasing market share.
Remote execution of shell commands.
Opens URL using victim’s default browser.
Sends a message which is displayed on the victims screen.
Creates a text file.
Perform shutdown, restart and sleep operation.
Popping up a fake “Administrator Password” window to phish the target.
During last weekend a viral rogue app campaign hit Facebook again. This time the application was called “Profile Creeps” which, like many other rogue applications before it, promises to do what Facebook simply doesn’t allow *ANY* app to do – let us know who looks at our profile. But users are still tricked into installing apps that promise to do just this. And just like most others, the latest one leads to a survey that in the end generates money for the people behind the app.
let’s look at a very similar fraudulent application that “can” allow Facebook users to know who “creeps” at their profile, called “Facebook Profile Creeper Tracker Pro”. The application asks for some permissions, shows an online survey/advertisements and tells the user at the end of the process that he/she is the one that looks at his/her own profile the most. In other words, this application should be revoked according to the terms and conditions of Facebook.
“Facebook Profile Creeper Tracker Pro” and similar fraudulent applications
This application was built with a pre-defined toolkit called “Tinie app” which is a Facebook viral application template available in some variations for only $25 or even less. The next image is one of the template images in the toolkit that aims to give some directions to the buyer, besides the full-blown step-by-step guide that comes with the kit itself:
The buyer doesn’t have to have development experience with Facebook, he/she just needs to follow the accompanying instructions and a working viral Facebook application is at their disposal.