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OSX.Keranger

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 6, 2016
Updated:
March 8, 2016 2:01:58 AM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Mac OS X
OSX.Keranger is a Trojan horse for Mac OS X computers that encrypts files on the compromised computer and asks the user to pay in order to decrypt them.

For more information, please see the following resource:
KeRanger: First Mac OS X ransomware emerges

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 20, 2016 revision 034
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 26, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 20, 2016 revision 049
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 1, 2016 revision 005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 9, 2016
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Kazumasa Itabashi

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2016 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 21
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