BrandPost: What’s trending it the Mac malware landscape?

BrandPost: What’s trending it the Mac malware landscape?


The number of malware attacks on Apple devices has grown steadily over the past few years, with 2017 registering the highest number ever of malware families designed specifically for Mac OS X. Macs are attractive to hackers who take advantage of the falsely promoted idea that Macs are not susceptible to malware. 

Back in 2016, we detected the active development of ransomware for Macs. First there were proof-of-concept attempts such as Gopher and Mabouia, followed almost immediately by commercial ransomware ready for prime time. We’re not talking about innocent pranks or proof-of-concept experiments, here—but Trojans with serious destructive capabilities, adware, potential unwanted apps, and exploit kits targeting Macs and widely available third-party apps.

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