Apple Mac’s have for a long time been touted my many Apple users and to some respect Apple themselves as being a malware free platform, however many expert PC users, especially security users have been long aware that Mac’s are not immune. It is just that they are not targeted as much as Windows based PCs as Windows based PCs are the predominant used Operating System.
“Two months ago, a new variant of the Flashback Trojan started exploiting a security hole in Java to silently infect Mac OS X machines. Apple has since patched Java, but this was only yesterday. As of today, more than 600,000 Macs are currently infected with the Flashback Trojan, which steals your user names and passwords to popular websites by monitoring your network traffic.
Russian antivirus company Dr. Web first reported today that 550,000 Macs were being controlled by the growing Mac botnet. Later in the day though, Dr. Web malware analyst Sorokin Ivan announced on Twitter (via Ars Technica) that the number of Macs infected with Flashback had increased to over 600,000:”
Interesting statistics in the image in the full article below as to the countries who’s users have been infected with this Flashback Trojan.
Read full article at ZDNet HERE