Day: March 19, 2015

Researchers find more versions of digitally signed Mac OS X spyware

Researchers find more versions of digitally signed Mac OS X spyware Security researchers have identified multiple samples of the recently discovered “KitM” spyware for Mac OS X, including one dating back to December 2012 and targeting German-speaking users. KitM (Kumar in the Mac), also known as HackBack, is a backdoor-type program that takes unauthorized screen shots and uploads them to a remote command-and-control (C&C) server. It also opens a reverse shell that allows attackers to execute commands on the infected computers. The malware was initially discovered last week on the Mac laptop of an Angolan activist at the Oslo...

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Quantum, Maxtor table merger-vote

Quantum, Maxtor table merger-vote Quantum and Maxtor have announced the dates for their shareholders to decide on the proposed merger of the companies. The companies will hold simultaneous meetings on March 30 at 6pm (GMT), in separate locations, in Milpitas, California. Maxtor and Quantum announced their intention to merge last October. The combined company is expected to ship over 50 million hard drives a year and to become a $6 billion-per-year business. The plan was approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission in December, subject to shareholder...

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