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Russian Cyber Criminal Unmasked As Creator of "Most Successful" Apple Malware 68

DavidGilbert99 writes "It was the malware which affected as many Apple computers as the Conficker worm affected Windows PCs and earned its creator up to $10,000 per day. Until now, no one know who was behind the Flashback Trojan which hit 650,000 computers last year, but security researcher Brian Krebs has managed to uncover the creator as a 30-year-old Russian cyber criminal."
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Russian Cyber Criminal Unmasked As Creator of "Most Successful" Apple Malware

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  • Bad summary (Score:5, Informative)

    by Macman408 ( 1308925 ) on Thursday April 04, 2013 @01:16AM (#43355075)

    The summary says: "It was the malware which affected as many Apple computers as the Conficker worm affected Windows PCs..."
    This is obviously inaccurately rewritten from what Krebs said, which is "...Flashback [was] roughly as common for Macs as the Conficker Worm was for Windows PCs."

    Those are not equivalent statements. The summary is equating raw numbers, while TFA is equating percentages.

    Sorry, I just read that sentence and thought "no way in hell is that true." As confirmation, Wikipedia says Flashback hit 600,000 Macs [wikipedia.org], while Conficker infected between 9 and 15 million PCs [wikipedia.org].

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