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Hackers hijack a top Internet site to take over your computer

Hackers hijack a top Internet site to take over your computer
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Mac users: Watch out! Your computer is vulnerable to the Mac.Backdoor.iWorm virus. This virus, known as a botnet, quietly ensnares your computer and forces it to take commands from hackers.

If the malware manages to sneak its way onto your computer, then hackers can use your computer to send spam, participate in cyberattacks and much more criminal activity. Think of it as turning your computer into a zombie ready to take orders from the hackers.

What's even weirder is that hackers designed the botnet to take its commands from Reddit, one of the largest discussion boards on the Internet.

Researchers for Doctor Web believe that 17,658 Apple computers are currently affected.

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