I know that the whole MacDefender thing isn’t making headline news everyday anymore, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that attackers are done with Macs. On the contrary, Pandora’s box has been opened, the Mac has made it onto the attacker’s radar, and Mac users probably have a lot more of this to look forward to.
A recent post on the Microsoft Malware Protection Center blog details an examination of a threat called Backdoor Olyx which seems to target Macs. The lack of any purpose or payload suggests that it might be on a reconnaisance mission for future malware efforts.
Check out the details on the Microsoft blog post.