Macs hit by KeRanger ransomware

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March 11, 2016

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Macs hit by KeRanger ransomware

 

The attack doesn’t appear to be widespread, but Mac users have been hit with the first fully functional ransomware found in the wild for OS X. Researchers at Palo Alto Networks, an enterprise network and security firm, said malware-infected files were part of the installer for the BitTorrent client Transmission for OS X. The Transmission team quickly released an update that addressed the problem, but it’s a good reminder that Macs aren’t exempt from malicious attacks. Read more »

 

Clifford Colby

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