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Briefly: Thunderbolt RAID storage, OS X Bitcoin Trojan Horse theft

updated 05:45 pm EST, Mon February 10, 2014

HighPoint's NA762TB Thunderbolt hardware RAID storage offers flexibility

HighPoint Technologies has released its latest RAID storage device, the NA762TB Thunderbolt. The hardware is configurable to the user's needs, featuring eight removable disk modules that accept any industry-standard 3.5-inch SAS or SATA hard disk, from 5400, 7200 and up to 15000 RPM spindle speeds. Its management suite offers a web-based interface and user-friendly controls that make creating, maintaining and recovering RAID configurations accessible for novice users and versatile for those who are experienced. Compatible with any Thunderbolt-capable computing platform, the NA762TB delivers multi-terabytes of high-performance, hardware RAID storage from a single cable connection. The NA762TB is available from HighPoint and various resellers.

Mac trojan OSX/CoinThief.A discovered by SecureMac

SecureMac, a seller of anti-malware apps, has documented its detection of a new "Trojan Horse" malware for the Mac, entitled OSX/CoinThief.A. The malware installs fake browser extensions, which spy on web traffic with the ultimate aim of stealing a users' Bitcoins. The program is disguised as a "pre-compiled" version of a legit app to send and receive payments on Bitcoin Stealth Addresses called StealthBit (which has since been taken down in an effort to combat the malware). Once installed, OSX/CoinThief.A acts as a dropper, and installs browser extensions in Safari and Chrome that monitor all web browsing traffic looking specifically for the log-in credentials for popular Bitcoin websites.

OSX/CoinThief.A's browser extensions are entitled 'Pop-Up Blocker', and display a generic description. Additionally, the malware checks to see if various security programs or code development tools are present on the system, likely to block security researchers from analyzing it.

by MacNN Staff



  1. chefpastry

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: 11-14-05

    A trojan is NOT a virus. Please correct the article.

  1. Charles Martin

    MacNN Editor

    Joined: 08-04-01

    Absolutely correct, chefpastry. I'll fix that right now.

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