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Andrew
05-13-04, 11:46 AM
Intego has identified a Trojan horse; AS.MW2004.Trojan that affects Mac OS X. This Trojan horse, when double-clicked, permanently deletes all the files in the current user's home folder. Intego has notified Apple, Microsoft and the CERT, and has been working in close collaboration with these companies and organizations. The AS.MW2004.Trojan is a compiled AppleScript applet, a 108 KB self-contained application, with an icon resembling an installer for Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac OS X. This AppleScript runs a Unix command that removes files, using AppleScript's ability to run such commands. The AppleScript displays no messages, dialogs or alerts. Once the user double-clicks this file, their home folder and all its contents are deleted permanently. All Macintosh users should only download and run applications from trusted sources.
Source: http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/top_news_item.cfm?NewsID=8665

Ace
05-13-04, 10:37 PM
Aargh! What to do?