by Graham Cluley on December 3, 2012
Dockster Mac malware found on Dalai Lama-related website
Our friends at F-Secure have blogged today about a website connected to the Dalai Lama being infected with some Mac malware via a Java exploit.
The Mac malware, which some vendors are calling Dockster, is detected by Sophos's anti-virus software (including our free anti-virus for Mac home users) as OSX/Bckdr-RNW.
Sophos intercepts various elements of the malware as Exp/20124681-A, Mal/JavaGen-J, Exp/20120507-A, and Mal/JavaGen-G.
Exp/201020507 should be familiar with those who follow Mac security news, as it's the same drive-by Java exploit that was abused in the hard-hitting Flashback attack against Mac computers earlier this yearhttp://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/12/03/dockster-mac-malware-dalai-lama/