Model No :Mac Prey
The popular antivirus application, MAC Defender was used by cyber criminals to dupe unsuspecting users to part with their money.In a bid to convince the users that their systems were infected, the fake Mac Defender automatically opened web pages for pornographic sites said security firm Intego.However the security experts are not surprised by the attack.Given the recent rise in attacks by cyber criminals on the Apple Mac systems, the fakes Mac Defender attack does not come as a surprise to the security experts.
The fake software spread quickly thanks to the SEO poisoning attacks. David Emm, senior security researcher at Kaspersky Lab said, "This is not a surprise as the number of Mac-specific threats, while very small compared to those targeting Windows systems, has been growing rapidly over the last two years." He further added that given the success of cyber criminals? rogue anti-virus programs, the emergence of rogue anti-virus programs for the Mac platform comes as no surprise.