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Mac Users Targeted by Ransomware-as-a-Service Schemes
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2017, 10:15:36 PM »
Mac Users Targeted by Ransomware-as-a-Service Schemes
13 June 2017, 9:52 pm

Mac users have been somewhat more protected against malware attacks, mostly because it's easier for hackers to fish in the largest pond in the world - the Windows userbase. Now, however, the first ever ransomware-as-a-service was observed on the dark web. 

Cybercriminals will, therefore, be able not only to target Windows users, but also Mac users just by shelling out some bucks. 

Ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) schemes offer wannabe criminals a way into extorting people over the Internet, with one condition - giving the author a cut of the profits. This type of schemes have become quite popular for Windows in the past year, but they've avoided Macs until now. 

According to security firm Fortinet, MacRansom is currently being advertised on a TOR web portal. It claims to be the most sophisticated Mac ransomware ever.

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Source: Softpedia News / Security

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