Mashable is reporting on a Trojan targeting Apple’s OS X operating systems. The malicious program disguises itself as an installation package for a legitimate Russian-language application called VKMusic4 and makes unauthorized charges to mobile phone accounts.
Mashable claims this Trojan is the first of its kind targeting Macs. OS X’s small but growing market share makes it an increasingly popular target for hackers, as many Mac users (mistakenly) still believe the operating system is immune from malware.
As of October 2012, OS X claims 8.54% of the market share, compared to almost 70% for all versions of Microsoft Windows. iOS, Apple’s operating system for mobile devices like iPhones and iPads, occupies an additional 9.46%.