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Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs and

Postby Egaladeist » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:53 am

Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs and counting

Variations of the Flashback trojan have reportedly infected more than half a million Macs around the globe, according to Russian antivirus company Dr. Web. The company made an announcement on Wednesday—first in Russian and later in English—about the growing Mac botnet, first claiming 550,000 infected Macs. Later in the day, however, Dr. Web malware analyst Sorokin Ivan posted to Twitter that the count had gone up to 600,000, with 274 bots even checking in from Cupertino, CA, where Apple's headquarters are located.


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Re: Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs

Postby chaosclown » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:13 am

OMFG!!!!!!!!!!! I dont own a Mac hahaha.

If you think one of your machines may be infected, F-Secure has instructions on how to use the Terminal to find out.


So what happens when you find out that you've been infected by that Mac virus that only targets Macs that were supposed to be immune to viruses that only Windows based PCs and occasionally Linux got?
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Re: Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs

Postby SirDice » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:44 pm

Hopefully they'll (Mac users) finally start to realize their OS isn't as bulletproof as the sales monkeys led them to believe.
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Re: Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs

Postby Egaladeist » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:47 pm

274 bots even checking in from Cupertino, CA, where Apple's headquarters are located.


I loved this part ^ :D
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Re: Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs

Postby rapier57 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:29 am

I keep telling folks that Sophos has a free Mac AV you can download and install for personal use. Kept my system clean!

Anyone else around who fought the old Mac virus wars in the late 1980's-early 1990's? I still have nightmares about that.
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