Well this sure is interesting: Facebook is offering a service capable of hunting down Hacking Team malware solely on Apple Mac OS X:

Facebook announced today it was pushing out some “query packs” on its code page that would enable IT folk to quickly look for signs of Hacking Team infection. These query packs form part of Facebook’s “osquery”, a free and open source framework that can be used to gather network data and quickly ask questions to uncover potential security threats. It’s part of the social network’s own security defences and was updated recently to protect against some critical Apple Mac and iPhone vulnerabilities.

Whilst query packs can be created to bunch specific, commonly-used sets of questions for datasets, Facebook has released a handful of its own, including ones related specifically to Apple Mac OS X machines. “The OS X-attacks pack has queries which identify known variants of malware, ranging from advanced persistent threats (APT) to adware and spyware. If a query in this pack produces results, a host in your Mac fleet is compromised with malware. This pack is high signal and should result in near-zero false positives,” said Javier Marcos, security engineer at Facebook, in a blog post, before noting that the query pack includes commands that seek out signs of Hacking Team infiltration.

Sounds quite useful!