This month saw the release and “capture” of the first real Ransomware attack on the Mac platform.
Palo Alto released a statement on what is being called the “KeRanger” Ransomware attack, a malicious utility that encrypts the data on your Mac and then demands payment in order to decrypt. Though Ransomware is not a new threat having it find it’s way on to the Mac OS is. Apple has rightfully boasted advanced security on their system for years and with very few threats ever making the news it’s users have lived a fairly worry-free technical existence. Though Apple may have things locked down more than other operating systems that doesn’t make them invulnerable and their biggest threat also comes from their largest asset: Their growth and innovation.