Botnets shun the Mac

Posted on by Mike Evans

THIS MORNING'S BBC news item on the Ukrainian botnet reports that almost two million computers worldwide had been recruited by the criminals. Some of these compromised computers were inside Government departments in the UK and USA. However, there is one telling snippet. According to the BBC:

"All of the infected machines were Windows-based PCs and the vulnerability was targeting security holes in Internet Explorer and Firefox."

Almost half of the infected machines were in the US and six percent were in the UK, including a single computer at the BBC!

Lest we feel too smug, have a listen to Rich Mogull on MacVoices discussing the fact and fiction of Mac botnet infections.

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