Backdoor:OSX/Clientsnow

Classification

Malware

Backdoor

OSX

Clientsnow

Summary

Once installed on a Backdoor:OSX/Clientsnow allows a remote attacker to silently perform actions on the infected machine.

Automatic action

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Technical Details

Backdoor:OSX/Clientsnow appears to have links to the Ghostnet surveillance program allegedly used to spy on prominent activists in the Tibetan and Uyghur communities.

For more information, download the H1 2014 Threat Report.