Apple frustrate the first attack of its kind software for ransom against computers Mac users

Mar

8

2016

Foiled company Apple over the weekend cyberattack designed to injury computers Mac users to encrypt files that are harmful to the ransom request, known as ransomware programs, with the help of researchers in the field of security.

This incident is the first center of an attack of such malware requesting a ransom on Apple computers, which usually target computer operating devices by Windows system.

They are usually asked to pay a ransom from the victims of such an attack in return for decoding to restore their files extracted key, usually the ransom is a currency Bitcoin, so that the equivalent of one Bitcoin is about $ 404.

The security company and protection Palo Alto Palo Alto in a post published on Sunday that it found the software for ransom “KeRanger” within the application Transmission, a BitTorrent BitTorrent Free Application for Mac.

The manufacturer has to apply Transmission publish a warning on its official website which refers to the need to do the users who use the version number 2.90 upgrading them immediately to the 2.92 version.

How far carried out by attackers to download the revised version of the application to the official application site is clear, is the process of amending the basic applications commonly used in the attack mode.

The malicious software KeRanger to wait three days after installed on the system before connecting to servers command and control remotely using Tor Tor system, to the then encrypts the more than 300 types of files.

It should be noted the hospital in Los Angeles last month to pay a ransom estimated at about US $ 17,000 to restore their systems, and that after the establishment of malware targeting electronic medical records.

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