A new Ransomware targeting Apple OS X based computers has been found and reported by Palo Alto Networks. Their Unit 42 Security Group have named this new ransomware as “KeRanger”.
Two installers of the Transmission BitTorrent ailient installer for OS X were found by Palo Alto Networks to be infected with KeRanger Ransomware.
The following is a quote from the Palo Alto Networks Reseaarch Center blog:
“Palo Alto Networks reported the ransomware issue to the Transmission Project and to Apple on March 4. Apple has since revoked the abused certificate and updated XProtect antivirus signature, and Transmission Project has removed the malicious installers from its website.
Everyone running 2.90 on OS X should immediately upgrade to and run 2.92, as they may have downloaded a malware-infected file. This new version will make sure that the “OSX.KeRanger.A” ransomware (more information available here) is correctly removed from your computer.
Users of 2.91 should also immediately upgrade to and run 2.92. Even though 2.91 was never infected, it did not automatically remove the malware-infected file.
Click on this ine to visit the arstechnica website to read their post titled: “First Mac-targeting ransomware hits Transmission users, researchers say Rogue copy of BitTorrent client results in KeRanger install, which demands 1 bitcoin.”
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Posted by: Vincent Banial
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