Internet security firm Intego reported a Trojan that lures Mac users by masquerading as a codec download.
"This is definitely the first fake codec for the Mac," says Alex Eckelberry, CEO of antispyware company Sunbelt Software. "There are a lot of these for Windows, and they use social-engineering tactics to get someone to download it. This one, the first for the Mac, changes the desktop DNS to hijack it and redirect the user to various sites."
The Trojan was found at several pornography Web sites. Oftentimes, the absence of malware for Apple Macs was attributed to the lack of sufficient demographics and often on the Unix roots of Apple's OS. Not to also mention that the Apple OS X gadget space now includes the iPod touch and the iPhones.
- Trojan program targeting windows crosses over to the Mac (Inquirer)
- New Apple trojan means Mac hunting season is open (Wired)
- Crimeware pushed to Mac OS X (InformationWeek)
- Online crooks target Macs with porn ruse (AP)
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