Beware fake Snow Leopard sites [CNET News]
Are you upgrading your Mac computer to the newest Mac OS X release, Snow Leopard, which comes out today? If so, make sure your copy is a legitimate one from Apple. As this article indicates, malware sites are promising free copies of Snow Leopard to users, while delivering malicious software instead. These sites are attempting to catch users that are anxious to upgrade their operating system.
There are fewer viruses and malware that target Mac users, mainly because there are just fewer numbers of Mac users than PC users. That doesn't mean that malware for the Mac doesn't exist, and clearly some hackers are attempting to spread copies of a Mac trojan via fake Snow Leopard sites.
For current Mac OS X users, a copy of Snow Leopard is $30, and can be purchased from Apple's web site.