Ransomware Makes First Mac Attack

Jamie Collins

Cyber Wise Pro

Ransomware Makes First Mac Attack

On March 4th, malware called ‘KeRanger’ became the first fully functioning Ransomware to attack Apple’s Mac computers.

Ransomware is one of the fastest-growing types of cyber threats - this dangerous software encrypts data from infected computers and when loaded, demands that users of that computer pay a ransom to get it removed. If the infected machine is connected to a network, it can quickly spread to every machine, including any servers.

If you suffer a successful attack by KeRanger, it is unlikely that you will be able to retrieve any infected/encrypted data easily, and it’s important to know that

Paying the ransom does not guarantee that your data can or will be retrieved!

If you suffer any attack, whether it be KeRanger, Cryptolocker or any other type of Ransomware, contact your IT support provider immediately. If they do not deal with this kind of attack you can contact us at 0161 476 8276 and please feel free to call us for more information if you are worried that you may be affected, or need more information.

If you are a MAC user, take action now!

We advise all Mac users to only download Transmission 2.92, you can find the download for version 2.92 at the Transmission website at

If you need any more help, feel free to call our IT team
on 0161 476 8276 or email

Our IT team has been helping Hallidays clients for over 20 years and has grown significantly in that time. We support many clients ranging from those with just a small number of desktop computers to doing the localised IT support for multinationals. To request your free IT audit or for more information visit

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