New Trojan targets P2P Mac software

Macs: they never crash, they never get infected, they come with iSmug pre-installed, right? Apparently not. There’s a malware programme on the loose at the moment, targeting Macs. It’s a Trojan which comes with a pirated version of iWorks, which is currently doing the round on P2P networks.

The pirated version doesn’t need a serial number, and you can install it on as many machines as you want, making it an attractive proposition for anyone unwilling to fork out cold hard cash for the software. It’s estimated that 20,000 people have downloaded the infected programme already. The Trojan gives hackers access to the infected computer, allowing them to view files on the computer, access financial information or even install further malicious code.

(Good job, Apple PR department. I am convinced about the evils of P2P networks)

[via WebUser]

Susi Weaser