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Apple warns of 'Mac Defender' phishing scam

Macintosh users, beware of a phishing scam that could infect your computer.

May 27, 2011 12:56:30 AM PDT
Macintosh users, beware of a phishing scam that could infect your computer.

Apple says users are being redirected from legitimate websites to fake websites which tell them their computer is infected with a virus.

The user is then offered "Mac Defender" anti-virus software to solve the problem. Apple says the anti-virus program is actually a virus itself.

They say cyber criminals are trying to get the user's credit-card information.

Apple plans to launch a software update soon that will automatically find and remove "Mac Defender."


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