Archive for March 2016

Ransomware Has Hit the Mac

Until now only Windows machines had to worry about ransomware like Cryptolocker and Cryptowall, but now the bad guys have targeted the Mac.  Since most of you who are reading this probably don’t use bit-torrent to get files or programs (and probably don’t know what bit-torrent is) then you’re most likely safe and have nothing to worry about. 

The bad guys have found a way to infect the bit-torrent app “Transmission”, which will then encrypt your data files so you can’t access them.  It also attempts to encrypt your TimeMachine back up so you can’t restore your files.  You have to PAY the bad guys $400 to get your files decrypted.

If you installed Transmission, you should go to the Transmission web site and upgrade to the latest version immediately to eliminate the change of getting infected.

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