Hackers use Reddit to hijack 17,000 Apple computers (see update)
Sophie Curtis reports:
Hackers are reportedly exploiting a flaw in Apple’s desktop operating system, Mac OS X, to take remote control of thousands of Apple computers around the world.
Researchers at Russian antivirus company Dr Web said in a report that more than 17,000 Macs – 1,227 of which are in the UK – have been infected by the malware called “Mac.BackDoor.iWorm.”
Read more on The Telegraph.
Update: Graham Cluley has a post about this issue that makes it clear that this is not Reddit’s fault nor their breach.