“A new trojan specifically for Macs has been discovered that installs an adware plugin,” Emil Protalinski reports for TNW.

“The malware attempts to monetize its attack by injecting ads into Chrome, Firefox, and Safari (the most popular browsers on Apple’s desktop platform) in the hopes that users will generate money for its creators by viewing (and maybe even clicking) them,” Protalinski reports. “The threat, detected as ‘Trojan.Yontoo.1′ by Russian security firm Doctor Web, is part of a wider scheme of adware for OS X that has ‘been increasing in number since the beginning of 2013,’ according to the company.”

Protalinski reports, “This particular trojan can get onto your Mac in multiple ways. Criminals have so far used movie trailer pages that prompt users to install a browser plugin, a media player, a video quality enhancement program, or a download accelerator. In other words, the usual schemes we’ve seen on Windows. When launched, Trojan.Yontoo.1 prompts the user to install something called ‘Free Twit Tube’ or something similar.”

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