OS X malware family has a new member: OSX.Lamzev.A

New Trojan horse for Mac environment has been discovered.

The Trojan is known as OSX.Lamzev.A by Symantec.

When it is executed it will create the file ezmal to the Applications folder (the name is Applications in localized installations too).

The names of earlier widely known OS X malware are Mac.Hovdy.a (June ’08), OSX.Exploit.Launchd (June ’06) and Leap.A (February ’06). When saying ‘widely known’ it doesn’t mean that they were widely spreaded.

I remember the exact number of 63 when talking about known Mac malware.

There are no worms for Apple – yet.

  • http://anti-virus-rants.blogspot.com kurt wismer

    no worms? leap.a is an IM worm / overwriting infector hybrid… perhaps you’re thinking of just one type of worm…

  • http://networksecurity.typepad.com/ Juha-Matti

    Yes, some AV vendors rate Leap.A as a worm. Yes, I was pointing to the another type of worm..

  • anon

    more like you have no clue what you’re talking about

  • Just Guess

    Thank you for the information, it looks a worm is just around the corner.