Ransomware finally makes its way to Apple computers

The latest in ransomware viruses have made their way to Apple computers. It was only a matter of time before a ransomware variant was made to infect Apple Mac computers. On Monday 7/03/2016, the ransomware virus KeRanger was discovered. KeRanger will encrypt your files and then request payment to unlock them.

At this stage, it’s unsure as to the infection count, but it’s important to know that it’s alive and active. The virus was found to be spreading to systems that use Transmission, a popular bittorrent download client. Apple has since revoked their digital certificate.

All computers (Mac and PC) must to always have antivirus installed, to help prevent from infection of malware. Long gone are the days of “I have a Mac, I don’t need protection”.