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Welcome to the club OS X users: First Mac-targeting ransomware detected in the wild

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    Welcome to the club, OS X users, since you are now vulnerable to ransomware infections and popular cybercriminal extortion schemes. The Transmission BitTorrent client has the dubious honor of being chosen as the first target to deliver Mac ransomware.

    On Saturday, OS X Transmission users who had downloaded version 2.90 took to the forum to report “OSX.KeRanger.A” malware. On Sunday, Palo Alto Network researchers Claud Xiao and Jin Chen revealed that on March 4 they had detected the “first fully functional ransomware seen on the OS X platform.” Attackers had infected two Transmission version 2.90 installers with KeRanger.

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