Archive | June 13, 2017

The Mac malware market is growing

Previously limited almost exclusively to machines running Windows two new Ransomware variants have been detected that target Apple Mac users.

The first encrypts data and demands payment before files are released. This is similar to standard, the second is spyware that captures screenshots and keystrokes.

Both attacks are relatively new, and details on their origins are still sparse. Users are advised to keep regular backups of their data in case their devices are compromised and files are made inaccessible.

Both programs were uncovered by the security firms Fortinet and AlienVault, which found a portal on the Tor network.