Apple has announced the results of its third fiscal quarter, which ended on June 30th. Revenue increased 23 percent year-over-year to $35 billion, generating a net income of $8.8 billion, or $9.32 per share; in Q3 2011, by contrast, Apple reported $7.3 billion in income, rated at $7.79 per share. The increase might nevertheless be a disappointment to analysts, since the consensus forecast was $37.2 billion in revenue with EPS of $10.35.

Security firm Intego's virus team has identified a new Trojan horse targeting the Mac platform. The Trojan, called Crisis, has yet to be seen in the wild, but Intego says it is engineered to make analysis of the malware difficult for security experts. Intego has stresses alertness regarding the new malware, as it appears to be able to bypass OS X security features and install itself with no user interaction.

Uses rare cross-platform attack method

A new piece of malware is targeting Mac, Windows, and Linux users all at the same time, note security firms F-Secure and Sophos. The code pretends to be a needed add-on; in reality victims are opening up a Java Archive file, which then detects the platform a person is using before connecting to a remote server to fetch additional code, creating a back door for hackers. The Mac version of the malware is identified by F-Secure as "Backdoor:OSX/GetShell.A."