First ever OS X ransomware
Ransomware is a particularly nasty piece of malware: After your computer is infected, it encrypts your data and refuses to give you the key unless you pay its makers a sum of money. Save for any glaring mistakes in the malware’s implementation, paying up is usually the only feasible way to get your data back, especially if you don’t have a backup.
Now, according to security company Palo Alto Networks, the first functional ransomware that operates on Apple’s OS X has been discovered.
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