Some people - probably Windows users - seem to be happy that there is finally an actual Mac virus out there.
It has been 28 years of essentially virus-free surfing for Apple Mac users. Windows users have surfed in fear for those years. Things have been better in Windows land lately. For years, the claim was that the reason the Mac was safer was because there were so few out there that virus builders didn't bother making them to attack Macs. Maybe this is yet another sign that Apple sales are healthy.
The recent Mac attack was from the Flashback Trojan horse. It looks like an Adobe Flash installer, but it changes your Web search results and sends you to the sites that it wants you to go to. I have read that about 600,000 Macs were infected. A Java update and a free removal program makes all well in Mac land. No one is safe.