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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2061 Filecode ransomware attacks your Mac – how to recover for free
Last week, SophosLabs showed us a new ransomware sample.

That might not sound particularly newsworthy, given the number of malware variants that show up every day, but this one is more interesting than usual…

…because it’s targeted at Mac users. (No smirking from the Windows tent, please!)

In fact, it was clearly written for the Mac on a Mac by a Mac user, rather than adapted (or ported, to use the jargon term, in the sense of “carried across”) from another operating system.

This ransomware, detected and blocked by Sophos as OSX/Filecode-K and OSX/Filecode-L, was written in the Swift programming language, a relatively recent programming environment that comes from Apple and is primarily aimed at the macOS and iOS platforms.
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#2064 Web cache deception attack
#2063 Dridex’s cold war: enter AtomBombing
#2062 Decrypting after a Findzip ransomware infection
#2061 Filecode ransomware attacks your Mac – how to recover for free
#2060 Google security researcher finds hole in ESET's Mac antivirus
#2059 AWS goes down, and so do millions of websites, apps, and other services
#2058 AI learns to write its own code by stealing from other programs
#2057 Ransomware for dummies: Anyone can do it
#2056 Pretzel: Email encryption and provider-supplied functions are compatible (PDF)
#2055 Google Play apps infected with malicious iFrames
#2054 Is E2EMail a new beginning or the end for Google’s End-to-End?
#2053 Expanding protection for Chrome users on macOS
#2052 Password-manager apps for Android (security analysis)
#2051 Crypt0L0cker ransomware is back with campaigns targeting Europe
#2050 Yahoo says 32m user accounts were accessed via cookie forging attack
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