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Ransomware developers target Apple customers

07
Mar
2016
Ransomware developers target Apple customers

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Over the weekend, Apple customers who were looking for the latest version of Transmission, a popular BitTorrent client, likely downloaded a new family of Ransomware that targets OS X installations instead. The problem was discovered by Unit 42 researchers at Palo Alto Networks. They’ve named the Ransomware family KeRanger, and published a brief on the malware that goes into technical details.

“Users who have directly downloaded Transmission installer from official website after 11:00am PST, March 4, 2016 and before 7:00pm PST, March 5, 2016, may be been infected by KeRanger.

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