Interesting article over at C|Net on a new trojan that’s been spotted in the wild actively targeting Mac users. According to the article, the trojan gives the attackers remote access to vulnerable Macs to access data, the webcam and presumably use the infected Mac as a pivot point further into the network.
Mac users have long enjoyed a sort of immunity to malware partially because of their BSD underpinnings but also because of their relatively small market share. As a result, many Mac users have become complacent when it comes to the security of their gear (I’m not worried about security, I have a Mac). The security community has warned Mac users that this sense of security is a false sense of security that’s likely to change as the Apple / Mac market share grows. It seems that that prophecy is coming true.