Macarena' virus hits Apple Mac OS X

by admin November 6, 2006 at 8:29 am

Proof-of-concept virus largely harmless

Security experts have detected a virus that targets Apple’s Mac OS X systems.

Although largely harmless, researchers are referring to OSX.Macarena as a “wake up call to Mac users”.

Symantec has classified the virus as a level-one ‘very low’ threat, as it lacks a ‘payload’ or any sort of malicious instructions other than simply to replicate itself.

The security firm said that, once OSX.Macarena is launched, it infects every file located in the same folder. At the time this article was written, Symantec confirmed that there were fewer than 50 confirmed cases of infection.

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