Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Mar 2011 00:28 UTC
Mac OS X It's sad to see that even after all these years, we still have to write articles like this one. It's all over the web right now: a new backdoor Mac OS X trojan discovered! Code execution! Indicative of rise in Mac malware! Until, of course, you actually take a look at what's going on, and see that not only is it not in the wild, it can't really do anything because it's a beta.
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RE[5]: Comment by larwilliams
by Neolander on Tue 1st Mar 2011 16:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by larwilliams"
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I think what you're describing is only one kind of malware writer. Nowadays, there's more.

Writing malware has become a lucrative business for some. Stuxnet is a good example of that : this is not some funny code from a student feeling insecure and looking for worldwide recognition, this is some fine-tuned electronic strike on a limited amount of places in the world, which noticeably required much more information about Iran than what the average Joe knows.

Apart from that, I think AV companies have also been caught spreading malwares around to make their products sell one time or two.

Edited 2011-03-01 16:42 UTC

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