Transmission

Transmission Beefs Up Security, Mac Ransomware Downloaded ‘Only’ 6,500 Times

Over the weekend the first known Mac ransomware case was discovered, in the popular BitTorrent client Transmission. Users installing the compromised version found their hard drives encrypted by the “KeRanger” malware, locking them out unless they paid hackers to recover their data. Apple quickly shut down the ransomware by revoking the app’s “abused certificate” used...

First Known OS X Ransomware Found in Transmission BitTorrent Client

Users of BitTorrent client app Transmission became the first reported victims of Mac ransomware this week. Users who downloaded infected versions of the app also received "KeRanger" malware, Reuters says, nefarious software that would encrypt a user's hard drive three days after being installed and demand payment to unlock the data. Ransomware has hit headlines in recent...