Bruce Schneier talks about how security companies sat on knowledge and research data about military-grade Regin malware for at least six years. They only decided to share their knowledge because the Intercept was about to publish an article about it. Their arguments for why they withheld their knowledge until now range from “our customers asked us not to disclose what had been found in their networks” to “we didn’t want to interfere with NSA/GHCQ operations”. :/ It’s safe to say that they sit on a bunch more.
Even for those living under a rock it should be evident by now: owning a Mac doesn’t spare you from dealing with malware/viruses/trojans.
There are tools to detect and remove it … it seems I’m fine. 🙂