OSX/Imuler-B is leveraging the hotness of 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Irina Shayk and the fact that OS X doesn’t show file extensions by default in order to infect Macs.
So while a Shayk fan thinks they’re actually opening an image of the supermodel, they’re actually unleashing the Trojan upon their machine.
Screenshot Credit: Sophos
Once Imuler-B is launched, it deletes the malicious application file and replaces it with an image of Shayk before quietly opening a backdoor and uploading sensitive information to a remote server.
It may be a good idea for Mac users to update their settings to show all filename extensions to avoid situations like these – and of course, to be careful about what you download and where you download it from.
While there aren’t as many malware threats for OS X as there are for Windows, there ARE threats out there. So make sure you don’t let your guard down too much.
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