When it comes to malware, Mac users have become somewhat spoiled, historically having little to fear from those nasty Trojan horses, spyware, and other malfeasants that create frequent headaches on Microsoft’s desktop operating system.

But malware attacks are on the rise and OS X is no longer immune to such threats. According to a study from Bit9 and Carbon Black, 2015 was a banner year for malware on the Mac, with more than 1,400 unique samples collected and analyzed, a whopping five-fold increase over the previous five years combined.

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