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Cross-Platform Malware can hack Windows, Linux, OS X Computers

Cross-Platform Malware can hack Windows, Linux, OS X Computers

The time moved on when a specially designed malware for any particular system was created. Recently at Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a malware that can run on cross-platform operating systems. The malware contains a payload that is designed to hack Windows, Linux and OS X Computers efficiently.

Researchers discovered that this cross-platform malware has the capability which is specially designed in a way to attack multiple operating systems at the same time allowing you to get full access. The malware has combined components of what is necessary for a payload to act wisely.

Stefan Ortloff is security researcher and analyst has confirmed that cross-platform malware  of malware family recently discovered and is functional in a post on securelist. It is actually able to operate on all the major operating systems including Windows, Linux and OS X computers.

You can read more about cross-platform backdoor that runs on desktop environment by Stefan Ortloff.

According to Stefan the backdoor is able to execute arbitrary commands on victim’s computer without victim’s consent. The backdoor is written in C++ using Qt, that is a cross-platform framework designed to link with openSSL.

The kind of backdoor researchers discovered holds a strong control over the system. It can scan the system files efficiently without any wastage of time. It can modify and make loss to the system files.

The attacker using C&C server has a full access to the system, he can execute malicious commands and can get report directly. He can define filters for his own ease to monitor the kind of data that is working on the system.

The backdoor establishes AES-256 encryption method for communicating with command and control server (C&C server) that is the most secure algorithm to encrypt data in a sense AES encryption (acronym of Advanced Encryption Standard) is used by U.S. for securing sensitive but unclassified material, so we can say it is enough secure.


About Kamran Mohsin

Kamran Mohsin
Kamran Mohsin is a Certified Ethical Hacker. Currently working as a Penetration Tester within a private company in Pakistan. He is also doing Masters in information Security. He worked in web development (front-back-end) from recent back years. With the passage of time he took interest in Hacking and started to write blogs on IS from late 2015.

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