OS: Mac OS X
How to infect: Manual acceptance (download and install)
Prevention: Do not accept files without extended confrmation from sender; install/update anti-virus software.
Consequences: Deletes files, copies itself on hard drive, sends to more people, slows down your internet connection
Removal: unknown, presumably anti-virus software
More Info: Sophos press release, Sophos virus profile, CNN
17 February 2006
We have entered a new era of computing. The first worm for Mac computers has been discovered. Transferred through iChat (an AIM-compatable program), it appears to be a zip file of photos, "latestpics.tgz".