An anonymous reader writes "Anti-virus researchers at Sophos have discovered a malware attack that is targeting both Mac and Windows computers.
The attack, which exploits a Java vulnerability, uses a series of Python scripts on affected Macs to open a backdoor for remote hackers to steal files and run code.
Sophos says that It should "go without saying that you really should be running an up-to-date anti-virus, and be keeping up to date with security patches (like those available for Java)."
Although Windows users are generally pretty good about running anti-virus protection, Mac users are only just waking up to the need, according to the firm."
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