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Apple Tries to Shut Down Dr. Web’s Virus Monitoring Servers

Posted on April 11, 2012 | in Malware | by

Everybody knows that MacOS is “virus-proof”. In reality, of course – not. It appears that everybody who tries to prove the truth may be punished:

Apple Snubs Firm That Discovered Mac Botnet, Tries To Cut Off Its Server Monitoring Infections

Boris Sharov, chief executive of the Moscow-based security Dr. Web says he learned Monday from the Russian Web registrar Reggi.ru that Apple had requested the registrar shut down one of its domains, which Apple said was being used as a “command and control” server for the hundreds of thousands of PCs infected with Flashback. In fact, that domain was one of three that Dr. Web has been using as a spoofed command and control server–what researchers call a “sinkhole”–to monitor the collection of hijacked machines and try to understand their behavior, the technique which allowed the firm to first report the size of Apple’s botnet last week.

Unbelievable!

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