Java Botnet Hits Mac, Linux And Windows Machines

Java Botnet Hits Mac, Linux And Windows Machines

Via The Inquirer:

CYBER CROOKS are once again targeting Java users, but this time taking advantage of the cross-platform design to threaten Linux and Mac users, Kaspersky researchers have claimed.

The malware is a functioning botnet written entirely in Java and is capable of infecting computers running Windows, Mac OS X and Linux that have Oracle's Java software framework installed.

Once infected, a computer that has been compromised by the Java based malware - most likely through a malware hosting website - is pulled into a botnet and then controlled to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks aga...

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