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OS X Malware Demands $300 FBI Fine For Viewing, Distributing Porn 173

Posted by timothy
from the receipt-is-useless dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A new piece of malware is targeting OS X to extort money from victims by accusing them of illegally accessing pornography. Ransomware typically uses claims of breaking the law and names law enforcement (such as the CIA or FBI) to scare victims, but it is usually aimed at Windows users, not Mac users. The security firm Malwarebytes first spotted this latest threat, noting that criminals have ported the ransomware scheme to OS X and are even exploiting a Safari-specific feature. The ransomware page in question gets pushed onto unsuspecting users browsing high-trafficked sites as well as when searching for popular keywords."
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OS X Malware Demands $300 FBI Fine For Viewing, Distributing Porn

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  • Re:FTFY (Score:4, Interesting)

    by SuperKendall (25149) on Tuesday July 16, 2013 @02:51PM (#44301427)

    No, I am saying OS X is much LESS vulnerable to malware, and that some people are desperate to make it SEEM as though OS X gets malware to the same extent PC's do even when facts do not bear that out.

    So desperate in fact, that they jump the gun and claim a Javascript hack is the same as system level malware... all because they didn't simply try to look at the facts at what it was, just react to the presence of "OSX" in the headline.

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