Reports of new Mac Trojan horse in pirated version of iWork ’09

Graham Cluley

We’re investigating reports of a new Trojan horse capable of infecting the Apple Mac OS X platform.

The Trojan, which is being called “iWorkServices” or “iServices” by some, has been distributed via BitTorrent inside a pirated version of Apple’s new iWork ’09 suite.

Ironically, hackers have used a pirated version of iWork ’09 as a “host” for the malware, just as Apple loosened up anti-piracy protection in the package.

Whereas previous versions of Apple iWork required users to enter a serial number when installing from CD ROM, the new version allows users to install the software on as many computers as they like – without apparent repercussion.

Of course, you should never download…

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, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.