Worm finds Apple

February 17, 2006

Categories: Security, Apple

The Apple OS X computer operating system has ordinarily been safe from virus attacks - but yesterday security companies revealed that malicious software targeting Apples is on the loose.

According to Security Focus, the new virus was named OSX/Oomp-A by Andrew Walsh and has been given the designation of OSX/Leap-A by Symantec.

While the virus is believed faulty and unable to cause significant physical damage, it has certainly damaged Apple’s standing as a virus-free operating system.

The Apple OS X system came under fire last year for security flaws, and it is likely that further exploits will be targeted by viruses, trojans, and worms, further shaking Apple user’s belief that their computers are safe from general malware attacks.

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