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HellRaiser.A

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:HellRaiser.A
Technical name:MacOS/HellRaiser.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Backdoor
Effects:  

It only affects computers with the operating system Mac installed. It allows the affected computer to be accessed remotely and to receive different instructions, like download files, restart the computer or obtain the root (administrator) password. It does not spread automatically using its own means.

Affected platforms:

Mac

First detected on:April 19, 2010
Detection updated on:April 21, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

HellRaiser.A is a backdoor that only affects computers with the operating system Mac installed.

HellRaiser.A is a remote control program which, once installed in the affected computer, allows to access it remotely and send different instructions to the system, like download files, restart the computer, view the Desktop, search data in the hard disk and obtain the root (administrator) password, among others.

HellRaiser.A does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

HellRaiser.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.