hypnosec writes: Security researchers have come across a malware capable of infecting multiple operating systems – Windows, Mac OS X, Windows Mobile and even VMware virtual machines. Initially discovered last month, this malware was thought of as Mac based Trojan which was capable of intercepting emails and instant messages, user behavior tracking, turning on internal microphones and cameras to spy on users and the likes. But, the researchers over at Symantec have found that this malware, dubbed Crisis, is a JAR (Java archive) file that masquerades as a legitimate Flash installer. Because of the manner in which it spreads, it can attack a wider variety of platforms and even virtual machines (VM). Symantec believes that "This may be the first malware that attempts to spread onto a virtual machine".
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