Remove BackDoor.Flashback.39 as the latest Mac Flashback trojan has managed to infect thousands producing record-breaking Macintosh botnet
BackDoor.Flashback.39 is a latest variant of Mac Flashback trojan.
Introduction of the infection is based on using compromised and malicious websites and intermediate systems for traffic distribution (TDS). Those are means of redirecting Macs to infected website, a source of the above trojan. Plenty of pages containing malicious code have been detected, yet more remain unknown to malware watches.
The infected pages have Java script that loads into browser of target operating system relevant applet that contains exploit. Important to note, the security breach is Java on OS X was fixed by Oracle already in February 2012, while Apple lingered releasing relevant patch until April 4, 2012.
Just at the time of the Apple’s patch release the outburst of the above trojan was observed as over 500,000 macs were infected and organized into the record-breaking botent made of Macintosh machines.
To get rid of BackDoor.Flashback.39, please use reliable antivirus for Mac. Apart from BackDoor.Flashback.39 removal any Mac user needs to update the Java by performing routine Macintosh software update.