|Virus Attacking Apple MacIntosh Computers|
|Reuters News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Fri, 17 Feb 2006 13:05:45 -0600
A malicious computer worm has been found that targets Apple Computer|
Inc.'s Mac OS X operating system, believed to be the first such virus
aimed specifically at the Mac platform.
The worm is called OSX/Leap-A, according to a posting on the Web site
The worm attempts to spread via Apple's iChat instant messaging program,
The worm sends itself to available contacts on the infected users'
The vast majority of malicious hacks are aimed at Microsoft Corp.'s
"This first Macintosh OS X threat is an example of the continuing
The worm will not automatically infect Mac computers, but will ask
Symantec ranked the new worm as a Level 1 threat (with 5 being the most
An Apple spokesperson was not immediately available to comment.
Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited.
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