New Malware Threat Spotted On Mac OS X 2011

If like many people you are under the misconception that Macs don’t get viruses then you might want to carry on reading, although there are many malicious viruses out there that can damage your pride and joy, there appears to be a new Malware threat that has been spotted heading its way to Mac OS X.

Security researchers from Sophos have recently spotted this new piece of malware which is still under development, nicely named The BlackHole RAT this potential pain in the backside looks to be using the same source code of a popular Windows Trojan horse called DarkComet. According to this post from this Trojan isn’t spreading fast but users should take care when downloading freeware applications.

If this piece of malware was to get into your system then it would be able to function different aspects of your device like sending URL’s to the client to open a website, sending a restart, sleep or shutdown command and pop up a fake “Administrator Password” window to phish you.

If you happen to get this Trojan don’t panic there are ways in which you can remove it, if you’re not already running some sort of antivirus software there are plenty to choose from. Follow this link it will take you to, here they have compiled a list of eight different programs that are compatible for the Mac OS X along with a comparison to help you choose what’s right for you.

To see what this trojan looks like scroll to the bottom of this post where you can see a video of this malware in action, viruses like this are common threat whenever going online. To save damaging your machine we highly recommend getting your hands on one of these antivirus software programs.