First Mac ransomware spotted
Published March 7th, 2016 at 6:16 AM EST , modified March 7th, 2016 at 6:16 AM EST
On Saturday, Apple quietly added detection of something called “KeRanger” to the XProtect anti-malware definitions in OS X. It was revealed on Sunday by Claud Xiao of Palo Alto Networks that KeRanger is the first real Mac ransomware, and it’s not just theoretical. It’s in the wild.