Video: Boonana pwns and owns three operating systems

  • 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."