Security Alerts Cross-platform backdoor DropboxCache found affecting Linux and Windows machines

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016

Security researchers have discovered a cross-platform backdoor by name of DropboxCache. Initially detected in Linux systems, it has spread to Windows machines as well. Even further, due to the nature of this software – designed to be platform independent – we may eventually see a Mac OS X variant, too.

This backdoor allows an attacker to take complete control over a victim’s system. It enables the ability to capture audio, take screenshots, and is capable of keylogging.

DropboxCache reaches out to a Command and Control server every minute, receiving data and commands via TCP port 433 using AES encryption.

For information on how to defend against infection, click here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYadk2VJ_NE