Python-based malware attack targets Macs. Windows PCs also under fire

Experts at SophosLabs have identified a new malware attack that is targeting both Mac and Windows computers, exploiting the infamous Java security vulnerability that allowed the Flashback botnet to commandeer 600,000 Macs.

Internet users who visit compromised webpages may find themselves at risk of infection via a Java exploit that downloads malicious software onto their computer.

The latest malware attack exploits the Java vulnerability to download further malicious code onto the computer (Sophos products detect the attack as Mal/20113544-A and…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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