So far it looks like i Worm spreads through trojan horse installers and isn't self replicating, which means victims must install the malware to be infected.
In other words, don't steal software because you may get far more than you bargained for.
Like so many other malware threats, attackers are using the promise of free software as a trojan horse to trick victims trying to save a buck into installing the i Worm payload.i Worm malware spreads through pirated software, so don't steal apps Once installed, i Worm can use infected Macs to launch denial of service attacks on Internet-based servers, or steal data from victim's computers.
The malware was using Reddit posts filled with server IP addresses to tell infected Macs where to look for instructions, but the subreddit attackers were using has been shut down.i Worm was first reported by the security and anti-malware company Dr. has since found a pirated Photoshop installer that sneaks i Worm onto your Mac without any outward indication that anything suspicious is happening.
When I clicked it, I got: This source contains a newer release of OS X.
Your Mac requires an upgrade before you can migrate from this source.
Some of the Mac systems that do not meet up with the minimum hardware requirements for Mac OS X El Capitan include: i Mac 4.1 to 6.1, Mac Book 1.1 to 4.1, Mac Book Pro 1.1 to 2.1, Mac Book Air 1.1, Mac Mini 1.1 to 2.1, Mac Pro 1.1 to 2.1, and Xserve 1.1 to 2.1.
One of the most important system requirements for the installation of Mac OS X El Capitan is that your Mac system must possess 64-Bit CPU, and this is a typical component of Intel Core 2 Duo or a newer version of processor.
NOTE: Do not erase the Recovery Partition; otherwise you'll be unable to do an Internet Recovery.If you are unsure about your hardware system, you can have a quick check by simply going to the Apple menu, then click on "About This Mac", and choose "Overview", and then look out for the name of your Mac device and the year manufactured.The optimal requirements for a better performance are quite different.Beyond the CPU processor requirement, most other requirements are quite easier to meet up with.You need to have at least 10GB of dick space in order to install the final version of Mac OS X El Capitan.say to install all software updates on the source machine before migration; I did so, including an OS X update), powered on the new computer, and when prompted to do so connected the two via Ethernet (using two Thunderbolt adapters; I do not have a Thunderbolt-to-Thunderbolt cable).