According to a recent report, around 140,000 Macs are infected with the Flashback malware. This is much better than the previous numbers. However, it’s a bit worrying seeing as how this is after Apple has released the tools to remove it.
Here’s a portion of the report:
In a blog post, computer security company Symantec reported that 140,000 Macs are still infected with Flashback. Even though it is a huge drop compared to the 600,000 Macs that were actually infected by the malware, the remaining infected computers are still more than what was expected, given that Flashback got a lot of media mileage and Apple already released the necessary tools and patches to remove the malware from Macs and protect it from further infection. Additionally, Symantec and other other computer security companies released their own tools to remove Flashback.
This shows that some people probably haven’t even bothered. Dang, folks, take care of your computers.
More on the Flashback Malware.