Security Firm Identifies First Fake Installer Trojan for Macs

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Fake installers have been around for quite some time now, but so far, they’ve only targeted Windows users. Now, researchers from security firm Doctor Web have identified a variant that’s designed for Mac OS X.

Dubbed Trojan.SMSSend.3666, the malicious element disguises itself as an installer for a popular application called VKMusic 4 – an app that allows users to listen to music on a Russian social media site. During the “installation” process, victims are asked to provide their mobile phone numbers. Then, they’re requested to enter a code received via SMS.