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Trojan disguised as classic arcade game

Symantec : 05 November, 2009  (Technical Article)
The Trojan.Loosemaque malicious code targets Mac Users with application that looks like Space Invaders but carries a destructive payload
A new threat cleverly disguised as a classic video game is targeting unsuspecting Mac users. The Trojan horse, known as Trojan.Loosemaque, is designed to look like a Space Invaders/Galaga style game. However, for every alien ship the user destroys, the program deletes a file from the home directory.

Symantec recently discovered this new Trojan horse targeting Mac users and video of it in action can be seen here at the Symantec Web site.

Online games are increasingly becoming a target for virus creators, and this threat shows it's a possibility regardless of the platform. While the author of OSX.Loosemaque actually informs people on his website that the game deletes files, there's nothing stopping someone with more malicious intentions from modifying it and passing it on to unsuspecting users who don't have security software installed.
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