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1st Mac Viruses Found

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by internetNinja, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. internetNinja

    internetNinja Junior Member

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    Well folks. Sorry to post this in here. Seemed like the most logical place given there is no general info area and the attacks are being perpetrated through torrents. This won't affect most of you but for those that will be affected, I am sure you'd want to know.

    It was fun while it lasted but due to Apples new Intel platform, it was inevitable that the popularity would grow, therefor giving malicious programmers incentive to spend time creating a virus for mac. There have been 20,000 machines hit since January of this year. The previously immune OS is being attacked by maleware uploaded to bit torrent sites inside of iWork '09. Full story below

    Macs hit with BitTorrent-embedded malware attack : Christopher Null : Yahoo! Tech
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  2. theviralguy

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    ppi for macs now?? more $$$ to be made :)
     
  3. zigzag911

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    shit i just got rid of my mac
     
  4. Allie Albatross

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    Are you sure this is the first Mac Virus? Maybe first "public" viruses, but I know people that have been exploiting Finder for awhile now, and exploiting cross-platform software (Firefox, Photoshop, etc).