MacDefender ScamApple responds to an aggressive fake antivirus pitted against Mac users, Apple today shipped a definition update to its File Quarantine feature to block the MacDefender threat.
Today’s Security Update 2011-003 follows many complaints to the company’s response to the threat.
Apple identifies the threat as OSX.MacDefender.A. Apple also shipped a malware removal tool to handle post-infection clean up.
The MacDefender scam used social engineering lures associated with Bin Laden’s death to spread. There are multiple variants in circulation, according to anti-malware experts tracking the threat.
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