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Samburaj Das

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Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.


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Video: Ransomware Goes Beyond Windows to Target Apple Users

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Researchers from security firm Palo Alto Networks have discovered the first-known case of functional ransomware targeting Apple users on the Mac OS X platform via a compromised version of popular BitTorrent downloader, Transmission. One of the most prominent and intrusive cybersecurity threats for individuals and businesses alike, is ransomware. It spreads rapidly and easily through simple methods like malicious email campaigns targeting millions around the world. Until recently, ransomware – through infamous strains like CryptoWall — used to target users of the Windows operating system, the most widely used OS in the world. However, as researchers from Palo Alto have…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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