Mac Malware Numbers Grow

Guess owning a Mac isn’t that safe anymore either these days with the numbers of attacks on the Mac OS X growing no thanks to Mac malware. While it is still extremely small compared to the figures bandied about for PCs, the figures are there and disturbingly enough, they’re growing. The latest threat would be Puper – a Trojan disguised as a video program for the fictional MacCinema system on OS X. Apparently, this malware attack is staged to look like a disk image, which will subsequently launch an installer application for the non-existent software. Once installed, the infected Mac will be home to a malicious script file known as AdobeFlash that will launch itself punctually every five hours while attempting to download and launch other malware on the system.

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