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Kapersky Labs reports new OS X APT attacks


Kaspersky Labs reports a new wave of Mac OS X APT (advanced persistent threat) attacks, marking the second time this year the security company has presented evidence that the Apple platform is susceptible to such threats, reports “InfoWorld” (

This particular attack is reportedly aimed at Uyghur activists. Uyghurs are a Turkic ethnic group living in Eastern and Central Asia.

“With Macs growing in popularity and their increased adoption by high-profile targets, we expect the number of Mac OS X APT attacks will also grow,” cautioned Costin Raiu, a Kaspersky Lab Expert.

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