A new variant of the Flashback malware which has infected hundreds of thousands of Mac computers has been found by security researchers
Flashback.S installs itself in a user’s home folder without a password, before deleting all files and folders from the Java cache folder to mask its presence on the machine
Flashback rose to the public’s attention when Russian security firm, Dr Web revealed that it had infected as many as 600,000 Mac computers which were part of a large-scale botnet
Subsequent reports by security firms such as Symantec have noted that the malware is still found on 140,000 machines, though Dr Web disputes this, saying that the malware is in fact still present on around 650,000 devices
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