Mac Backdoor Used in Campaign Targeting Chinese Dissidents
The Uighur are a Turkic ethnic group living primarily in the Tarim Basin in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China. As is the case with Tibet, there is an international activist movement that calls for the independence of this region and an end to alleged human rights violations against Uighurs in China.
The campaign consisted of rogue emails written in Uighur and accompanied by a ZIP file attachment. The ZIP archive contained a new version of a Mac OS X backdoor called Macontrol that supports both i386 and PowerPC Macs, Raiu said.