Video: Boonana pwns and owns three operating systems

Posted by Trent Nouveau

The infamous (Koobface variant) trojan.osx.boonana.a was recently caught on video pwning and owning three operating systems.

As we reported earlier this week, the nefarious piece of malware disguises itself as a video link and spreads by luring unsuspecting victims via e-mail and on social networking sites such as Facebook.

"Whether you are running Windows, Mac OS X or Linux on your computer, if you give permission for the highly obfuscated Java app to run then the malware will sneakily download a variety of programs from the internet which it will then execute on your computer," confirmed Sophos security expert Graham Cluley.



"[And remember], malicious hackers are becoming increasingly interested in targeting other platforms.

"So, if users of your operating system have a reputation for being dismissive of malware warnings on your preferred OS, the bad guys may consider you a soft target."