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Apple shuts down first-ever ransomware attack against Mac users

Jeremy Kirk | March 7, 2016
The ransomware was seeded inside a legitimate BitTorrent application called Transmission.

Last November, Brazilian security researcher Rafael Salema Marques published a video showing how he coded ransomware for Mac in a couple of a days. He didn't release the source code.

Also, OS X security expert Pedro Vilaca posted proof-of-concept code on GitHub for Mac ransomware he wrote, another experiment showing how simple it would be for attackers to target the platform.


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