Ransomware has been estimated to be a billion-dollar business, indiscriminately targeting both home users and organizations. Although it has been active for years, recent ransomware campaigns, such as WannaCry, have gone viral and infected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world in a matter of days.
A common misconception is that ransomware is strictly limited to Windows and Android operating systems, while MacOS was affected in early 2016. Dubbed KeRanger and disseminated via a popular app, is was the first time ransomware was successfully ported to Apple’s OS.
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