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Hackers attacked for the first time Mac users with software for extortion

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Hackers attacked for the first time Mac users with software for extortion

Post by Admin on Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:11 pm

Cybercriminals last weekend attacked computer users Mac Apple company using malware called KeRanger, which encrypts the data and demands a ransom, reports Reuters.

According to researchers at Palo Alto Networks Inc, is the first case of such an attack on Mac users. Hackers infected a popular BitTorrent-client Transmission, and when downloading software version under number 2.90 users received malware.

It is noted that three days after the appearance of the computer program starts to encrypt user data, and then asks for $ 400 cryptocurrency to decrypt.

An Apple spokesman said the company is taking steps which are intended to prevent a widespread problem. Including revoked digital certificate that allows you to install the software. In turn, the owners of Transmission released an updated and refined version of the program.

KeRanger refers to a type of malicious software «ransomware», whose name is derived from the English word «ransom» (ransom) and «software».

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