Researchers have uncovered a new variant of the Java/Jacksbot multiplatform malware. It’s not entirely multiplatform, because it’s only fully functional on Windows, but some of its malicious components also work on Linux and Mac OS X operating systems.
Intego experts found
that Jacksbot.A is capable of harvesting system information, taking screenshots, delete files, perform denial-of-service attacks, and steal passwords. A curious aspect is that the malware has been specifically designed to steal Minecraft passwords.
Another interesting feature is that the malicious element is capable of visiting remote URLs, a functionality that’s most likely designed for click-fraud.
For now, the Trojan is considered to be low risk because it isn’t capable of causing any damage if it’s not executed with root permissions. Furthermore, no users have reported Jacksbot.A infections so far.
The malware’s dropper has not been identified yet and researchers haven’t discovered any functionality designed to trick potential victims into running the file.