All you Windows fanboys can stop grinning now. OK, go ahead and grin - this day's been a'comin' for a while.
Anyone want to guess how the bots got installed? Anyone? OK, here's a hint: Borepatch's First Law: "Free Download" is Internet-Security speak for "Open your mouth and close your eyes."
The botnet comes courtesy of two trojans dubbed OSX.Trojan.iServices.A and OSX.Trojan.iServices.B by Mac anti-virus provider Intego, which first documented them in January. The malware is surreptitiously included in copies of Apple's iWork 09 productivity suite and Adobe's Photoshop CS4 that are distributed on warez sites. Intego said three months ago more than 20,000 people had downloaded the rogue installers.As Ron White would say, "You can't fix stupid."
Windows fanboys are still grinning, I see. So for all of them - and smugly over-confident Mac fanboys - offered for your consideration: