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Exaprotect Issues Warning on Apple Trojan Urges

IT Industry to secure their virtual networks not just from external and internal attacks, but also from unwittingly giving remote malicious users the tools to attack other networks

Jan 30, 2009 | 01:04 PM

By Exaprotect

DarkReading

Mountain View, CA—January 27, 2009—Exaprotect, a leader in enterprise security management innovation, today urged the IT Industry to secure their virtual networks not just from external and internal attacks, but also from unwittingly giving remote malicious users the tools to attack other networks.

On January 21, 2009, Intego (http://www.intego.com/news/ism0901.asp) first reported a new Trojan horse, OSX.Trojan.iServices.A, which is currently circulating in pirated copies of Apple's iWork 09 found on BitTorrent trackers and other sites containing links to pirated software.

Additionally, on January 26, 2009, a new variant of the Trojan, OSX.Trojan.iServices.B, was discovered on BitTorrent trackers, this time bundled with copies of Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Mac. These attacks represent the first widely-spread Trojan horse targeted at Mac platforms.

According to Intego, the malicious software connects to a remote server over the Internet. The creator of the Trojan horse is alerted that it has been installed on multiple Macs, and has the ability to connect to them and perform various actions remotely. If the infected computer is connected to a company's server, that network is in danger of unwittingly giving remote malicious users the tools to attack other networks. The risk of infection is serious due to the number of infected users which could reach tens of thousands. The code, downloaded to the infected computers, is used in a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on certain web sites. Protecting networks from these DDoS attacks is important, but insufficient, as it addresses only the symptom and not the root cause.

More at Dark Reading: http://www.darkreading.com/security/vulner...ies+and+threats

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what is with the Scare Ware pushers..

Its only these side groups selling Virus software for Mac warning about this.. and Tens of thousands, really that many have hacked version of Iworks.. Please.. This is way over rated and been talked about..

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