Mac Spyware Found at Oslo Freedom Forum
The Oslo Freedom Forum is an annual event “exploring how best to challenge authoritarianism and promote free and open societies.” This year’s conference (which took place May 13-15) had a workshop for freedom of speech activists on how to secure their devices against government monitoring. During the workshop, Jacob Appelbaum actually discovered a new and previously unknown backdoor on an African activist’s Mac.
Our Mac analyst (Brod) is currently investigating the sample.
It’s signed with an Apple Developer ID.
The launch point:
It dumps screenshots into a folder called MacApp:
There are two C&C servers related to this sample:
One C&C doesn’t currently resolve, and the other:
Our detection is called: Backdoor: OSX/KitM.A. (SHA1: 4395a2da164e09721700815ea3f816cddb9d676e)
On 16/05/13 At 12:29 PM