New malware attacks on Mac computers

Monday - 11/1/2010, 1:48pm EDT

It had to happen eventually. The surging popularity of Apple Mac computers is attracting malware. Information Week reports, a new trojan horse is spreading through social networking sites disguised as a video. It carries the message, Is this you in this video? SecureMac found that opening the link downloads a Java applet, which then downloads other files. The result? Outsiders have access to all the files on the computer. The trojan also hijacks the machine's address book to keep spreading itself with spam e-mail. The worm affects the newest versions of Mac O-S-Ten. The file name for the malware is *trojan.osx.boonana.a*

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