A new Java-based Trojan horse has emerged which can infect computers running Apple OSX software. The Trojan activates a Java applet which downloads an installer when users click on a link that says “Is this you in this video?”
The link can now be found on several social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.
Two security firms have posted bulletins on the Trojan with SecureMac stating that the worm is a critical threat whereas Intego are taking a more conservative approach by saying that there is a low risk at the moment but that it could escalate in the future.
In the meantime, do not click on any link with the text described above (even if you use a Windows PC as the new Trojan is a cross-platform worm). If you do or suspect that you are infected then SecureMac has issued a tool that you can use to remove the Trojan.