More than half a million Macs infected with a Trojan
A recent study 550 000 Mac would be infected with a Trojan, mainly in the United States and Canada.
That report was made by Doctor Web, a Russian antivirus. The team has analyzed the deployment of a trojan called BackDoor.Flashback. “Once again this contradicts the statements of some that there is no cyber threat on Mac OS X,” explains the company. Hackers have exploited two vulnerabilities (CVE-2011-3544 and CVE-2008-5353), respectively corrected by Apple on March 16 and April 3.
This first massive attack against the Mac is mainly due to a market share ever increasing Apple computers in homes and businesses. The Apple brand will now change its advertising that promises a “immunized against the virus” machine.
Among the sites containing the code would end up godofwar3.rr.nu, ironmanvideo.rr.nu, killaoftime.rr.nu, gangstasparadise.rr.nu, mystreamvideo.rr.nu, bestustreamtv.rr.nu, ustreambesttv.rr.nu, ustreamtvonline.rr.nu, ustream-tv.rr.nu or ustream.rr.nu. Some Apple users also mention dlink.com site. At the end of March more than 4 million infected pages were found through Google’s index. 56.6% of infected computers (303,449) are located in the United States, 19.8% are located in Canada, Great Britain (12.8%) and Australia with (6.1%).
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