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Microsoft Reveals Tactics Used by 4 Ransomware Families Targeting macOS

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Jan
2023
Microsoft Reveals Tactics Used by 4 Ransomware Families Targeting macOS

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Microsoft has shed light on four different ransomware families – KeRanger, FileCoder, MacRansom, and EvilQuest – that are known to impact Apple macOS systems.

“While these malware families are old, they exemplify the range of capabilities and malicious behavior possible on the platform,” the tech giant’s Security Threat Intelligence team said in a Thursday report.

The initial vector for these ransomware families involves what the Windows maker calls “user-assisted methods,” wherein the victim downloads and installs trojanized applications.

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