OFFICIAL SECURITY BLOG

We’ve moved! You can now read the latest and greatest on Mac adware and malware at Malwarebytes.

Is Mac malware on the rise?

Published October 29th, 2015 at 3:25 PM EDT , modified October 29th, 2015 at 3:25 PM EDT

Last week, Bit9 + Carbon Black released a paper stating that five times more malware for OS X has appeared in 2015 than during the previous five years combined.

Their findings are interesting, but are not well understood by many Mac users. Some have reacted with disbelief, others with great fear for this dangerous new future.

It turns out that the findings are completely true, but depend entirely on your definition of the word “malware.”

Read the full story on Malwarebytes Unpacked.

One Comment

  • Al Varnell says:

    Thanks for setting the record straight. I looked for someplace to leave a comment about this FUD when it first showed up, but it isn’t available.

This post is more than 90 days old and has been locked. No further comments are allowed.