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iMac sending out a DoS attack

I recently disconnected an iMac from our LAN because I was told by our IT services that it was sending out a Denial of Service attack to another machine.
I was not aware that Mac's were suseptible to anything that would cause a DoS. Was I wrong in my thinking? What could be causing this and what should I do to fix it?
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evony72178
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LucFCommented:
Hi evony72178,

Although I haven't used many Mac's, I do know that there are only a few virusses/bots written for it, and I don't know of any that can perform a DoS (sure, I could be wrong)

Please try connecting it directly to another computer (with a cross-cable) and analize the flowing traffic. If it looks like complete random garbage, it could be a storming NIC instead of a DoS, in that case, replace the NIC.

Otherwise, please check this page:
http://web.mit.edu/is/isnews/v15/n03/150305.html

Greetings,

LucF
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LucFCommented:
You also might want to read this page:
http://www.securemac.com/macattack.php
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Tim HolmanCommented:
Run an up to date virus scan on the device.  This should be sufficient to remove any DoS tools installed on it.
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