back to article Transmission hijacked to broadcast Mac malware

Developers of the Transmission BitTorrent client have admitted that hackers replaced downloads of its file-sharing software with trojanised code. The hack, detected within hours, was designed to spread a Mac OS X backdoor, Keydnap, which steals user credentials. It’s unclear how many people were affected. The dodgy file was …

  1. Dan 55 Silver badge

    Difficult to regain trust...

    And the first time it happened, they didn't say anything beyond the initial announcement and there was no postmortem afterwards...

    I hope they're more communicative this time.

  2. garetht t

    Not true

    This story is patently not true, as Macs don't get malware.

    1. wolfetone Silver badge

      Re: Not true

      I've got the popcorn on, just hope the Apple fanbois turn up now.

    2. DougS Silver badge

      Re: Not true

      Sounds like they hacked transmission's official web server, not Mac OS, in this particular case. That doesn't say anything good or bad about Mac OS security, as no hacking of Mac OS was required since the "malware" was unwittingly being deliberately installed by end users.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Not true

        Correct, but hey, any chance to badmouth a given OS on a given day. After a while the bile piles up y'know.

        Hmmm, I wonder which OS has the most anti-fans...?

        Dead Troll - Every OS Sucks

    3. Kane Silver badge

      Re: Not true

      "This story is patently not true, as Macs don't get malware."

      You clearly forgot to include the "Joke Alert" icon.

      Didn't you?

  3. Mark 85 Silver badge


    In another story, MS appears to be trying this for Win10... I get a bad feeling for anyone in the PC world now, not just Win10 users.

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