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Mac OS X Machines Roped Into Jnanabot Network

Spottywot (1910658) writes | more than 3 years ago

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Spottywot (1910658) writes "Security specialist Symantec has released an analysis of the cross-platform Jnanabot worm, revealing that around 16 per cent of infections are found on Mac OS X machines.



The figures, which Symantec released earlier this week, analysed the infected machines that made up the Jnanabot botnet in December 2010, and came to a somewhat surprising conclusion



While the vast majority of machines infected by the Java-based Jnanabot worm and forming the botnet were Windows-based, 16 per cent of the network was made up of machines running Apple's Mac OS X — a platform that is often claimed to be immune to malware."

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