Alerts - Mac Trojan reported

Date Entered: 05/11/2004

As seen on macosxhints.com and slashdot:

Macworld UK is reporting a case of malware being downloaded from Gnutella or Limewire. The trojan masquerades as an installer for MS Office 2004 with a pretty icon and everything. Underneath, though, is a script built to delete the users home directory.

Moral of the story: Don't download things from untrusted sources.

Microsoft has issed a statement saying no Beta for Office 2004 has been released.

Macworld article here:
http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/top_news_item.cfm?NewsID=8664

Slashdot commentary here:
http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/05/12/1840230

macosxhints article here:
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20040512085517829&mode=print