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Half a million Macs enslaved by botnet

Half a million Macs enslaved by botnet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Flashback malware appears to have infected computers in Apple's HQ...

 

The infamous Flashback malware has successfully infected over half a million Mac computers according to Russian security firm Dr. Web.


Dr. Web reported on 4 April that the BackDoor.Flashback.39 had infected far more computers than researchers initially thought.
Nearly 300 are thought to be inside Apple's headquarters.


"Now BackDoor.Flashback botnet encompasses more than 550 000 infected machines, most of which are located in the United States and Canada," read Dr. Webs initial statement.
The figure has since increased with Dr. Web malware analyst Sorokin Ivan claiming on Twitter that the count has risen to 600,000.

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Botnet à plus d'un demi-million de Mac

Botnet à plus d'un demi-million de Mac | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Dr. Web indique que plus d'un demi-million d'utilisateurs OS X font partie d'un botnet.

 

Un iBotnet est-il en cours de formation ? Les réseaux d'ordinateurs zombies sont plus fréquemment constitués de machines Windows infectées, mais le cheval de Troie Flashback sous ses diverses formes a dans l'idée de faire pareil avec des ordinateurs sous OS X.

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Biggest Apple botnet discovered: 600K+ Macs infected

Biggest Apple botnet discovered: 600K+ Macs infected | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Russian researchers have discovered a botnet of more than 600,000 Macs. Yes, Macs -- you know, those things that don't get malware.

 

Russian researchers have discovered a botnet of more than 600,000 Macs. Yes, Macs -- you know, those things that don't get malware. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is coming under heavy criticism for its slow response to known vulnerabilities and for perpetuating the myth that OS X is malware-free.

 

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers count the cost.

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Doctor Web exposes 550 000 strong Mac botnet

Doctor Web exposes 550 000 strong Mac botnet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Doctor Web exposes 550 000 strong Mac botnet
April 4, 2012

 

Doctor Web—the Russian anti-virus vendor—conducted a research to determine the scale of spreading of Trojan BackDoor.Flashback that infects computers running Mac OS X.

 

Now BackDoor.Flashback botnet encompasses more than 550 000 infected machines, most of which are located in the United States and Canada. This once again refutes claims by some experts that there are no cyber-threats to Mac OS X.

 

Systems get infected with BackDoor.Flashback.39 after a user is redirected to a bogus site from a compromised resource or via a traffic distribution system. JavaScript code is used to load a Java-applet containing an exploit.

 

Doctor Web's virus analysts discovered a large number of web-sites containing the code. 

 

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Flashback-Schädling greift Macs über Java-Lücke an

Flashback-Schädling greift Macs über Java-Lücke an | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple hat ein Sicherheits-Update für seine Java-Implementierung aus Mac OS X bereit gestellt. Damit schließt Apple auch eine Sicherheitslücke, die bereits durch Schädlinge ausgenutzt wird.
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Flashback malware infects 600,000 Macs

Flashback malware infects 600,000 Macs | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
More than half a million Macs are infected with the data-stealing Flashback Trojan, according to new analysis.
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Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs and counting

Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs and counting | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
The Mac Flashback trojan has reportedly infected more than half a million Macs, according to one antivirus firm, and the number just keeps going up.
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