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OS X botnet malware uses Reddit to get IPs of control servers

2014/10/02

Softpedia - (International) Researchers with Doctor Web found that a piece of botnet malware for OS X known as iWorm uses the search function on Reddit to access a list of command and control (C&C) servers used to receive instructions. Over 17,000 unique IP addresses are associated with systems infected by iWorm and the C&C server addresses are disguised on Reddit by purporting to be addresses for Minecraft servers.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/OS-X-Botnet-Malware-Uses-Reddit-to-Get-IPs-of-Control-Servers-460766.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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