An iCloud scam that may be worse than ransomware
Published March 16th, 2016 at 2:54 PM EST , modified March 16th, 2016 at 2:54 PM EST
Ransomware – malicious software that encrypts your files and then demands payment to unlock them – has become a major scourge of the Windows world.
Mac users just had their first brush with such threats last week, with the appearance of the KeRanger ransomware. However, shortly before KeRanger, I encountered a ransomware event in the Mac world far worse than anything seen for Windows.
This hack seems to have turned an iMac into an expensive paperweight.