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Sophos Finds Traces Of More Mac Malware, Windows Users Should Also Take Note
2012-04-27 14:22:54

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Mac users who haven´t already installed the recent system updates should take this story as a very stern reminder that they are still at high risk of contracting malware on their machines. English security firm Sophos has identified a new malware attack which not only targets Mac users, but Windows users as well. Just like the 2 recent malware attacks which topped the headlines for weeks now, this new malware attack takes advantage of the same Java...

Beware Mac Users: Flashback Botnet Issue Discovered
2012-04-05 07:41:35

Russian Security Firm Dr. Web says they´ve discovered a botnet infecting nearly half a million Macs worldwide. The firm made their announcement on Wednesday about the more than 550,000 infected Macs. Later in the day, however, their malware specialist Sorokin Ivan increased this number, saying he had discovered more than 600,000 Macs on the botnet, with 274 of these Macs located at Apple´s headquarters in Cupertino, according to Ars Technica. Though no other security firm has...

2011-09-25 07:35:56

Two European computer security firms are warning Mac users to be on the lookout for a piece of malware that disguises itself as a PDF file, various tech media outlets reported Friday. Jacqui Cheng of Ars Technica writes that the virus-like program in question has been identified as Trojan-Dropper:OSX/Revir.A. When activated, it installs a backdoor Trojan horse, Backdoor:OSX/Imuler.A, onto the user's computer. "Currently, however, the backdoor doesn't communicate with anything," Cheng...

2011-01-15 08:10:00

Computer security firm Sophos released a warning this week that hackers are spreading a new damaging computer virus with a file that promises a PowerPoint presentation of sexual positions from the Kama Sutra. Graham Cluley of Sophos said in an online post that Internet surfers need to be wary about what they do "with that mouse." "When you click on the file you do get to see a real PowerPoint presentation, but in the background a backdoor Trojan called Troj/Bckdr-RFM is installed which...

2009-11-18 07:00:00

LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In its monthly Global Threat Report issued today, ScanSafe, the pioneer and leading provider of SaaS Web Security, reported that 29% of all Web malware blocks in October 2009 were the result of Gumblar. This series of website compromises, collectively dubbed "Gumblar," takes a multi-pronged approach, installing traffic sniffers and backdoors on Web surfers' PCs and then using stolen FTP credentials to compromise and backdoor...

2008-06-24 12:02:28

In its 2008 first half data security summary, F-Secure reports that malware is growing at a faster rate than ever before. This recent explosion of malware doesn't necessarily represent an increase in new types of threats. It is largely the packing, encryption, and obfuscation of existing families of trojans, backdoors, exploits, and other threats, which is now done with industrial efficiency. The increasing use of self-defense technologies in malware represents the ever-growing...

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