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An iCloud scam that may be worse than ransomware

Posted on March 16th, 2016 at 2:54 PM EDT

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.

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FBI ransomware “virus” rampant

Posted on July 15th, 2013 at 9:28 AM EDT

There have been many reports among Mac users recently of being “infected” with an FBI ransomware “virus,” telling them that their computer has been seized and that they have to pay money to get it unlocked. Fortunately, from the reports I’ve been getting, there is no indication that this is actually Mac malware of any kind. It’s simply an obnoxious browser pop-up, displayed via JavaScript, in an attempt to fool people into paying.
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