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Apple seems to be really hurt after the Flashback debacle. Who knew their claim about Macs not getting attacked by viruses is a myth after all?

And as third-party companies offer help by developing tools to spot the Flashback malware, one such company claimed that Apple is trying to suspend one of their web domains.

Boris Sharov, the CEO of Russian anti-virus company Dr. Web (heralded as the one who discovered Flashback), told Forbes that Apple has requested web registrar Reggi.ru to shut down one of its domains. According to him, Apple informed the registrar that Dr. Web’s domain was used as a “command-and-control” server for Flashback-infected computers.

Sharov explained that the domain in question was one of three his company was using as a “spoofed” command-and-control server commonly referred by web researchers as a “sinkhole,” which is utilized to determine the behavior of Flashback.

“This seems to mean that Apple is not considering our work as a help,” said Sharov. “It’s just annoying them.”

Apple has yet to comment on Sharov’s claims, but it is interesting to note that they are in the process of developing its own first-party virus detection and removal tool. Perhaps the Mac maker does not like competition.

Source: Forbes, via Slashgear

 
 

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