Saturday, January 31, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
ASUS Announces The B85M-Gamer Mainboard
AT&T, Verizon Among Winners Of US Airwaves Auction
Apple Closes the Gap on Samsung Fourth Quarter's Worldwide Smartphone Shipments
Verizon To Let USers Opt Out Supercookies
Microsoft Outlines Windows 10 Options For The Enterprise
Jolla Tablet Returns to Indiegogo With A 64GB Version
BT Sees Ultrafast Broadband Not Coming Earlier Than 2025
Google To Change Privacy Policy After UK's Watchdog Investigation
Active Discussions
Why Double Logins ?
retrieving burned cd information
Writing Audio files on DVDs ?
Need major help with Gigabeat
New match-3 puzzle game launch now!
Rimage 2000i
Sound card for my Laptop
hello
 Home > News > General Computing > More Th...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, April 05, 2012
More Than 550 000 Mac Systems Have Been Exposed To Botnet


Russian anti-virus vendor Doctor claims that the BackDoor.Flashback botnet has infected more than 550,000 computers running Mac OS X, most of which are located in the United States and Canada.

This once again refutes claims by some experts that there are no cyber-threats to Mac OS X.

"Over 550 000 infected machines running Mac OS X have been a part of the botnet on April 4, Doctor Web said. "These only comprise a segment of the botnet set up by means of the particular BackDoor.Flashback modification. Most infected computers reside in the United States (56.6%, or 303,449 infected hosts), Canada comes second (19.8%, or 106,379 infected computers), the third place is taken by the United Kingdom (12.8% or 68,577 cases of infection) and Australia with 6.1% (32,527 infected hosts) is the fourth. "

Systems get infected with BackDoor.Flashback.39 after a user is redirected to a bogus site from a compromised resource or via a traffic distribution system. JavaScript code is used to load a Java-applet containing an exploit, Doctor Web said.

According to some sources, links to more than four million compromised web-pages could be found on a Google SERP at the end of March. In addition, some posts on Apple user forums described cases of infection by BackDoor.Flashback.39 when visiting dlink.com.

The anti-virus vendor's data showed that attackers had begun to exploit vulnerabilities to spread malware in February 2012, and by March 16 they had switched to another exploit. The vulnerability has been closed by Apple on April 3 2012.

Of course, given that the company reporting these numbers is in the business of selling antivirus software, supporters of the 'virus-proof' OS X could claim that such a report was aimed at boosting Mac antivirus software sales.


Previous
Next
Intel Chips TO Power In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems In Nissan Cars        All News        Canonical To Introduce New Tool for Server Provisioning
Intel Chips TO Power In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems In Nissan Cars     General Computing News      Google to Supplement Its Privacy Policy After Korea's Regulatory Probe

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Researchers Identify New iOS Vulnerability
Dropbox, WordPress Used To Spread Malware
Microsoft Says Viruses Are Back On The Rise
First Targeted Attack Utilising Malware for Android Devices Reported
Cyber Attack Targets Nato, Government Websites
Stuxnet Roots Found Back in 2005
Java Exploit Behind "Red October" Cyber Attacks
FTC Warns Small Businesses Of Spam Email
Kaspersky Says 'Red October' Virus Has Been Targeting Diplomatic and Government Agencies
Kaspersky Discovers New version Of Flams Virus
Microsoft Warns Of New IE Security Breach
Microsoft Disrupts Nitol Botnet

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .