On a Mac appeared first virus-extortionist

We value the security of Apple products, but become more popular than the iPhone and the Mac computers, especially desirable for the criminals become data users of these devices. This weekend it became known about the first cases of infection of Mac malware is ransomware. The Apple fans summed up the popular program Transmisson, which probably is used by many of our readers.

Infected version of the app brought with it a harmful program “KeyRanger”. This program encrypts the user’s hard disk in three days after installation, and then demands a ransom for the return of personal data of the user. Fortunately, the new version of Transmission is already released. The developers say that the version 2.92 is struggling with the file “KeyRanger”.

Cases of infection, as it became known Apple. According to Palo Alto Networks, the company has already taken steps to limit the spread of malware by using the integrated tool of security of Gatekeeper. However, you should think about their own safety and to avoid Transmission version 2.90.

If you do become a victim of ransomware, the most effective way to combat malware is to restore the system from backups created before the infection. According to Palo Alto Networks, check your Mac for malware program you can, look for the file “/Applications/Transmission.app/Contents/Resources/General.rtf” or “/Volumes/Transmission/Transmission.app/Contents/Resources/ General.rtf”. Better to have such files on your Mac was not.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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