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Ransomware developers target Apple customers

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Mar 7, 2016.

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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. If the Transmission installer was downloaded earlier or downloaded from any third party websites, we also suggest users perform the following security checks. Users of older versions of Transmission do not appear to be affected as of now," the Unit 42 post explains.

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