Hacks and Incidents

Over 17000 Mac Machines Affected by ‘iWorm’ Botnet Malware

Over 17000 Mac Machines Affected by ‘iWorm’ Botnet Malware: A newly discovered zombie network that exclusively targets Apple computers running Mac OS X across the globe has compromised roughly 17,000 machines so far, giving hackers backdoor access to infected computers, researchers at Russian antivirus firm Dr.Web warned.

According to a survey of traffic conducted in September by researchers at Dr. Web, over 17,000 Macs globally are part of the Mac.BackDoor.iWorm botnet, which creates a backdoor on machines running OS X. Researchers say almost a quarter of iWorm botnet are located in the US.

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