'iWorm' Malware controls Macs via Reddit, more than 17K affected

Security researchers recently discovered that more than 17,000 Macs around the world have been infected by a new OS X malware threat called “iWorm,” which at one point used Reddit.com as a go-between to cull user data, perform various system actions and execute Lua scripts. Entered into the virus database of Russian research firm Dr. Web as “Mac.BackDoor.iWorm,” the new threat is described as a complex multi-purpose backdoor capable of issuing a variety of commands to be carried out by an affected host Mac. Among the operations available to the malware are data gathering and limited system remote control. After iWorm installs, Click Here to Read more