Fast-growing Flashback Botnet Includes Over 600,000 Macs, Malware Experts Say | PCWorld Business Center
"However, a large number of users have already been affected by those attacks, Doctor Web said in a report issued on Wednesday. The company's researchers have managed to hijack a part of the Flashback botnet through a method known in the security community as sinkholing, and counted unique identifiers belonging to more than 550,000 Mac OS X systems infected with the Trojan horse."
Is Apple to Blame for Size of Mac Botnet? | PCWorld Business Center
"Andrew Storms, director of security operations for nCircle, faults Apple’s head-in-the-sand approach to security for letting this threat spread as far as it has. “This malware has been circulating for months. Even though Apple didn't have the Java patch available for distribution they certainly could have warned their users. Apple's closed-mouth policy regarding OSX security issues played a direct role in a malware infection affecting hundreds of thousands of Macs.”
Storms chastises, “Bad policy Apple--step up your game.”"