NEWS FROM THE LAB - Wednesday, April 3, 2013

OS MAX:Flashback Posted by Sean @ 11:36 GMT

One year ago, Apple released a software update to combat Mac malware called Flashback.

And the question has been: who wrote the Flashback OS X worm?

Today, investigative security blogger extraordinaire Brian Krebs, has an answer: Maxim Selihanovich of Saransk, Mordovia.

Krebs on Security, Who Wrote the Flashback OS X Worm?

Read the full story at… Krebs on Security

Here's a screenshot of the "keenly detailed research paper" referenced by Krebs:

Flashback OS X Malware

Broderick's paper [PDF] and slides [PDF] are available for download. The paper was originally published at VB2012.

Updated to add: We asked the good folks at Virus Bulletin if they ever made conference videos public. And now they do.

Here's Broderick's VB2012 presentation courtesy of VB's brand new YouTube channel:

Thank you, Martijn!