Mac Ransomware in the Wild

Up until recently, there has been more ransomware for Windows devices and a bit for Linux, but Apple products have dodged the bullet. That all changed with the latest KeRanger variant. In reality, you're probably pretty safe from KeRanger as it was prominently spread through a BitTorrent client called Transmission. Transmission has fixed their application now, and you will be safe, but that doesn't give you a lot of confidence.

In practice, you're likely already safe from KeRanger. Transmission has released a new version of its app that should be safe, and Apple has revoked a security certificate from another developer that KeRanger used to slip past OS X's native defenses. Even so, this is a not-so-friendly reminder that malware of all stripes can potentially infect any given platform.

Source: Engadget