Russian security company Dr. Web has discovered a flaw in the Mac OS X, which enables hackers to control infected computers using a search service at Reddit. The company says at least 17,000 unique IPs have been hacked, mostly in the US.
Dr. Web security experts discovered several threats to the MAC OS X after conducting a check in September, the Russian company said in a statement on its website.
“One of them turned out to be a complex multi-purpose backdoor that entered the virus database as Mac.BackDoor.iWorm,” the statement reads.
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