Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2019 New crypto-ransomware hits macOS
Crypto-ransomware has been very popular lately amongst cybercriminals. While most of it targets the Windows desktop, we’ve also seen machines running Linux or macOS being compromised by ransomware in 2016 with, for example, KillDisk affecting Linux and KeRanger attacking OS X.

Early last week, we have seen a new ransomware campaign for Mac. This new ransomware, written in Swift, is distributed via BitTorrent distribution sites and calls itself “Patcher”, ostensibly an application for pirating popular software.
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#2026 Android ransomware requires victim to speak unlock code
#2025 Cybercrime and other threats faced by the healthcare industry (PDF)
#2024 Read The Manual - a guide to the RTM banking trojan (PDF)
#2023 Malware lets a drone steal data by watching a computer’s blinking LED
#2022 Bitcoin trader hit by "severe DDoS attack" as bitcoin price nears all-time high
#2021 Blizzard ends support for Windows XP and Vista
#2020 Rogue Chrome extension pushes tech support scam
#2019 New crypto-ransomware hits macOS
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