Fraudware targetting the MAC
We knew it had to happen.
"We've just found the first Mac rogue application and it's called MacSweeper. It claims to clean your Mac from compromising files and it will always find something to fix/clean but the only way to do so is to buy the program."
Please let this silence the "switch to a MAC and you don't need to worry about fraudware" pundits. Attemped avoidance of risk will never be a substitute for safe-hex and self-education about current incidents and developing trends.
Oh, and guess who provides MX record (mail exchange record) for macsweeper.com .... none other than GOOGLE!!! (alt1.aspmx.l.google.com)
Source: F-Secure via Donna's blog.
I have a contact at Google; I'll give them a heads up re this new domain.
More info about the new fraudware is here (translated from French):