An amazing 600,000 Apple computers were struck and conquered by the Flashback Trojan, Dr. Web from Russia claims. It infiltrates as a malware and then converts the machine into a botnet. A botnet is a network of machines vulnerable to the control of someone other than it’s users. What is worse is that more than half of these infected Macs reside in the U.S, according to Dr. Web’s estimates.
As could be expected, Apple responded with a security patch. Without the patch, your system lies vulnerable or at worst infected already. So do not wait to patch your Apple.
Flashback made itself known by disguising as a simple update on Flash Player. Accepting the request put the malware on the unsuspecting user’s computer, followed by a deactivation of selective security features.