Friday, April 17, 2009
First Mac OS X botnet (trojan) activated - free removal tool available
Macworld reported in January that illegal copies of iWork '09 and Photoshop CS4 – distributed via peer-to-peer networks – were infected with a trojan called iServices. It now appears that the botnet created from this trojan has been activated, marking this the first time a Mac OS X botnet has appeared. If you have not downloaded any bootleg software it is highly unlikely that your Mac is infected. However, if you have been bad - or just want to be safe - the remedy is available here.