First Type of Bitcoin Ransomware Discovered on Apple’s Mac OS

Bitcoin ransomware has been a big thorn in the eye of security experts and computers users all over the world. Or to be more precise, ransomware has the habit of targeting Windows computers, simply because this is the most popular operating system in the world today. But Mac OS X users are no longer safe from harm, as the very first type of ransomware for this operating system was discovered recently. There is no need for widespread panic, though, unless one is a Transmission user.

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Transmission Download Comes With Bitcoin Ransomware

Many people believed both Linux and Mac OS X were two of the most secure operating systems ever to be created, and for a very extended period, this seemed to be the case. However, now that a Bitcoin ransomware strain has been directing Mac OS X users around the world, things are looking very different all of a sudden.

Palo Alto Networks, a well-respected security firm, has released a report saying how they discovered the Bitcoin ransomware on Mac OS. Similar to any other type of ransomware in existence, this particular strain will encrypt computer files and force

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