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Q2 2012: Flashback infects 10% of Macs, Android malware up 300%

A new Q2 2012 report finds that the Flashback Trojan infected 10 percent of home networks with Mac computers during the month of April while Android malware numbers quadrupled during the quarter.

Apple softens its language on Virus susceptibility in wake of Flashback trojan

3 years agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

After Apple released a patch to a Java vulnerability that lead to the infection of roughly 600,000 Macs with the Flashback Trojan earlier this year, weeks later there were claims from security researchers that hundreds of thousands of Macs were still infected. Kaspersky’s CEO claimed “Apple is now entering the same world as Microsoft has been [...]

How outsourcing beat the sting of a Mac Trojan

The first week in April was quiet for Sang-Jin Bae, chief technology officer for Hornet Inc. Not so for 600,000 or so fellow Apple Mac users, who were struggling with malicious software called the Flashback Mac Trojan, which infected hundreds of thousands of Macs worldwide. "When I heard about that Trojan crap. Show More Summary

Apple Releases Flashback Removal Tool And Adobe Flash Disabler For OS X Leopard Users

While the threat of the Flashback trojan has seemed to largely subside, Apple has released a tool for removing Flashback from older Macs running OS X 10.5 Leopard. A Flashback removal tool was released for Lion and Snow Leopard users a month ago, and now Leopard Macs can get in on the action. Yay for [...]Show More Summary

Apple Teams Up With Kaspersky To Fight Mac Malware

If you still think your Mac is immune to malware and malicious infections then it’s time to stop kidding yourself. The recent Flashback trojan has proven that these a real issue for Apple’s desktop operating system, and as long as Mac OS X continues to grow, so will its infections. But Apple is now working [...]Show More Summary

Apple Goes To Kaspersky For Virus Advice

Apple is no longer the “safe” choice for computer shoppers as various malicious software downloads have become available over the last several months. Now with the Flashback trojan infecting more than 500,000 Apple computer systems via the Mac OS X operating platform, Apple has turned to computer virus experts Kaspersky Labs to help them better [...]Show More Summary

Flashback Botnet Shrinking by 100,000 Macs Per Week

3 years agoHumor : Geekosystem

Last month, Mac users experienced one of the first widespread trojans since the platform regained popularity, the Flashback trojan. Apple was quick to release a security tool to remove the trojan, and now, Dr. Web, the security firmShow More Summary

Hackers behind Mac Flashback Trojan may have made $10K a day

We’ve heard so much about the Mac Flashback Trojan in the last month, but what is the point of its existence? Turns out it’s financial gain (who knew) in the form of advertising revenue. Security researchers at Symantec have found …

Apple-Targeting Flashback Botnet Still Kicking, But Shrinking By 100,000 Macs Per Week

The creators of the Flashback trojan have made their mark as the first Mac-targeting malware authors to create an enormous, half-million strong botnet. But their fun is nearly over. Dr. Web, the Russian security firm that firm discovered the massive Flashback botnet last month, has provided new data on the number of Macs still infected [...]

Flashback Trojan Sought $10,000 Per Day in Google Ad Revenue Fraud

According to the security outfit Symantec, the Flashback Trojan discovered to be infecting over 600,000 Mac OSX machines has a variant that may have net the botnet owners potentially up to $10,0000 a day. The malware targets Google advertisements...Show More Summary

Flashback Trojan Generated $10K Per Day Revenue

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Coated

Microsoft has often received a bad wrap regarding the security of their operating systems, but the last time that there was a major security concern, it wasn’t Redmond that was trying to put out the fires, but rather it was Cupertino. (...)Read the rest of Flashback Trojan Generated $10K Per Day Revenue © Coolest Gadget [...]

The Flashback malware could earn its creators some $10,000 a day

Well, this is a bit discouraging. According to Symantec, the Flashback malware that has infected a great number of Mac machines could be earnings its creators huge money: Ad-clicking Trojans...

Flashback Malware Was Worth Up To $10,000 A Day To Its Creators [Report]

The Flashback malware which was found to be infecting over 650,000 Macs at its peak was earning its creators up to $10,000 a day, according to security specialists Symantec. The OSX.Flashback.K trojan, which is believed to be the largest Mac infection to date, is designed to steal page views and advertising revenue from Google. Once [...]Show More Summary

The Flashback Trojan Made Its Makers $10,000 a Day [Factoid]

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you've ever wondered why people write malware, it's just like anything else – it's all about the money. Symantec has worked out that the evil-doing bottom-feeders behind that nasty Flashback Trojan, which caught the Mac world with its pants down, were raking in around $10,000 a day. More »

The Mac Malware Flareup: Time to Panic?

For Mac owners, the alarming news just keeps coming. Two weeks after the Flashback trojan infected hundreds of thousands of Apple-branded computers, a new, more devious strain is being reported. Flashback.S, as the new variant of the...Show More Summary

Study: Apple's UDID restrictions cost developers 24% revenue

(Credit: Apple) Privacy concerns have been at the top of many tech industry reports lately. Between Apple's Flashback Trojan issues, Google's faux pas with Safari privacy settings, and a myriad of other privacy-related stories, consumers,...Show More Summary

New Flashback trojan variant emerges: Flashback.S

3 years agoTechnology / Apple : Apple Tell

After all of the media attention it has received, you've almost certainly heard of the Flashback trojan that's been infecting Macs around the world through a Java exploit. While Apple has recently patched that exploit, putting an end to the trojan's ability to infect users that have installed the patch, a number of users still haven't done that.

New Variant Of Flashback For Mac Attacks Again [Updates]

Flashback, the Mac OS X trojan we began reporting on months ago, just won’t go away in spite of numerous Apple updates designed to patch the Javascript security hole that Flashback was jumping through. The latest version, discovered on Monday by the Intego, has been labeled Flashback.S. It spreads using the same vulnerability as earlier [...]

Another Day, Another Flashback Variant [Trojans]

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

For those Mac users who still haven't taken the hint and updated their systems' security (all, what, 140,000 of you?), here's yet another version of the Flashback Trojan for you to enjoy. More »

Update your software! New Mac Flashback Trojan uses same vulnerability

Stop being lazy, Mac users. Antivirus company Intego has identified a new form of Flashback Trojan infecting Apple computers through the same Java vulnerability because you’re too “busy” to update your software. “This latest variant uses no social engineering at …

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