WordPress Utility Redirects Mac OS X Users To Flashback Trojan. (Image: Juan Pablo Olmo, via Flickr / CC)
Kaspersky Lab has reported that exposed WordPress websites have been redirecting visitors to malevolent program hosts that carry Flashback trojan to infect Mac OS X systems.
The security firm claimed on its report that compromised WordPress blog sites pushed visitors to servers laden with malware, particularly those sites with credulous web administrators who installed a utility called …
Flashback Trojan reduced to 140,000 Mac OS X infections. (Image: Blake Patterson, via Flickr / CC)
The Flashback Trojan epidemic across hundreds of thousands of Mac OS X computers is gradually falling and has now cut down from roughly 600,000 to around 140,000 infected units.
According to a blog post from security firm Symantec, the infection count is waning daily, thanks to firms that provide cleanup tools and Apple’s recently released patch.
Symantec, however, notes that while numbers are …
Apple will release software to remove Flashback trojan invading more than 500,000 Macs worldwide (Image: ubergizmo.com)
Apple will release Flashback detection software to remove Mac infections caused by the Flashback malware.
The Flashback malware works by using an unpatched vulnerability in Java. The new software by Apple will arrive soon, but the date of release is yet unknown.
In relation to Apple’s commitment to removing the virus, the company is also working with internet service …
More than 600,000 Mac OS X viruses are affected by trojan viruses. (Image: Feras Hares (CC) via Flickr)
It used to be a well-known idea that Mac OS X computers are safe from any virus threats, unlike PCs. However, in Dr. Web’s latest report, an anti-virus company based in Russia, greater than 600,000 Macs are victim to the Flashback Trojan virus. The implications are that these computers have been wide open to criminal hackers.
In an interview with BBC, Timur Tsoriev, who works for …