Mac Flashback BOT detected on campus network, action required


The Flashback Trojan BOT that affects the Macintosh operating system has been detected on the Vanderbilt network. Infected machines could be blocked from accessing the network. A detection tool is available at Please download and run the “Trojan Check” application and determine if your system is infected.

All Macintosh users should run Software Update and install all security updates. Also, be sure your McAfee Security ( definitions are up-to-date.

What if my computer is infected?

Information Technology Services’ (ITS) Enterprise Security group recommends re-installing your Mac OS to ensure the malware is completely removed. Contact the ITS Help Desk ( with questions regarding re-installing your operating system.

If you have questions about this email or its content, please contact the ITS Help Desk at (615) 343-9999.

ITS Helpdesk, (615) 343-9999

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