Mac Trojan still affecting 140,000 Apple machines says Norton

Symantec owned Norton suggest 140,000 Macs still host recent Trojan virus

Symantec owned Norton Security suggests that following the recent attacks around 140,000 Apple Macs still feature the password-stealing Trojan

Computer security specialist Norton has suggested that following the recent Mac-based Trojan attacks, as many as 140,000 Apple computers are still infected with the potentially damaging software.

Whilst more than 600,000 Macs were hit by the password stealing Trojan earlier this month, Norton has suggested that the rate of recovery has been slower than expected with around 140,000 Mac OS X packing devices still hosting the security breach.

With Apple issuing software patches following the revelations in an attempt to quell the threat, infection figures for the Trojan which affected around 250 machines in Apple’s hometown of Cupertino, California, have begun to decline but at a slower rate than expected.

“The statistics from our sinkhole are showing declining numbers on a daily basis. However, we had originally believed that we would have seen a greater decline in infections at this point in time, but this has proven not to be the case,” a Norton spokesperson said via the company’s official blog. “Currently, it appears that the number of infected computers has tapered off, but remains around the 140,000 mark.”

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