Flashback Malware On The Retreat: Only 140,000 Macs Infected

Posted in Apple, Apple News, Mac on 18/04/2012 by Henry Taylor-Gill


Following the release of Apple’s Flashback removal tool and a new Java Update, the threat of Flashback malware has decreased considerably, so much so that only 140,000 computers remain infected, Apple Insider reports. The malware was once on over 600,000 Macs.

This figure still remains too high for security firm Symantec‘s estimate, however, which predicted that only 99,000 Macs would be infected by today. Still, here has definitely been huge progress, and hopefully the number will come down even further in the coming days and weeks.


Henry Taylor-Gill

Henry is a student who is a huge Apple fan, and has used their products since day one. He can remember how happy he was when he received the first iPod back in 2001 as a birthday present. He has an international background, having spent most of his life in France but he now lives in the UK. He is also a native French speaker and can also speak Spanish at a decent level. In addition to tech, Henry is an avid sports fan and has his own sports blog.