Monday, September 28, 2009
"New research from Sophos underscores a growing interest in the Mac among cyber-criminals.
"In a presentation at Virus Bulletin's VB Conference, in Geneva, Sophos Labs researcher Dmitry Samosseiko revealed a malware affiliate network offering 43 cents per infected Mac computer. The offer was the work of a larger network of Russian spammers, malware authors and businesspeople pushing everything from phony watches to medications—an alliance he called the `Partnerka.`
"This goes to show that Apple Macs, which are targeted far less than Microsoft Windows PCs, are not without security threats..."