Mac Trojan Horse Used In Denial-of-Service Attacks

Mac Trojan Horse Used In Denial-of-Service Attacks

When iWork ’09 was released this January, a pirated version of the application spread a trojan horse named iWorkServices. Now it seems that the trojan in question is being used in denial-of-service attacks on various web sites. (In short, the virus is controlling unwitting zombie computers, sending them to specific sites with such persistence that the sites crumble under the non-stop requests.) The takeaway: Macs can get viruses the same way Windows computers more often than not do—though careless downloading practices. Photo by marcopako . [ZDNet]


  • Formally, a trojan isn’t a virus, a trojan isn’t self-replicating.

    And downloading from a shady site and giving said download your root password is going to be bad news no matter what your setup is.

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