More reports of Apple Mac Trojan horse seen in the wild

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Our friends at Trend Micro have blogged about a Trojan horse for Mac OS X they have recently encountered disguised as MacCinema Installer.

This has caught the attention of some reporters and bloggers (such as Dancho Danchev). That’s not such a surprise. After all, Mac malware continues to make the headlines because of its novelty value and the fact that many Apple lovers are adamant that their computers are somehow protected by an invisible forcefield which makes them invincible.

However, in this case (as shown by a blog entry from our friends at Pareto Logic almost a week ago) this particular piece of Mac malware was already known about, and detected by a handful of security vendors already – including Sophos!

So, I’m glad to say…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.