Mac OS X gets it own ransomware, so good luck with that

March 7, 2016

SECURITY RESEARCHERS at Palo Alto Networks have uncovered ransomware attacks aimed at Mac OS X users.

The attacks are low-budget so far, but it’s early days for the Mac OS X vulnerability so perhaps the financial demands will rise in time. Apple security attacks are rare but they do happen.

“On March 4 we detected that the Transmission BitTorrent ailient installer for OS X was infected with ransomware just a few hours after installers were initially posted. We have named this ransomware KeRanger,” said Palo Alto in a blog post.

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