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LockBit ransomware is targeting Macs for the first time

17
Apr
2023
LockBit ransomware is targeting Macs for the first time

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One of the most infamous ransomware strains, LockBit, has reportedly been spotted infecting Apple Mac devices for the first time, ever.

Cybersecurity researchers from the MalwareHunterTeam tweeted(opens in new tab) about finding “locker_Apple_M1_64” – “the first Apple’s Mac devices targeting build of LockBit ransomware sample seen”. What’s more, the researchers believe this might be the first time a “big name” gang targeted a Mac.

While targeting M1-powered devices might make headlines, 9To5Mac(opens in new tab) also says that a LockBit ransomware build is also “showing up for PowerPC Macs”, as well.

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