New strains of ransomware usually impact many Windows users, while only a small percentage of Mac users get affected. However, there are ransomware strains that specifically target Apple’s computers. Defending against these threats is crucial if your business mostly uses Macs.
High-profile ransomware cases include the WannaCry and Petya outbreaks in 2017, which infected hundreds of thousands of Windows PCs around the world. However, Mac computers can get ransomware too. If you have a Mac, it’s important that you follow the security best practices below.
While a vast majority of ransomware that’s been developed targets Windows computers, malware authors have begun to attack Mac devices. Recently, researchers discovered a new ransomware strain, OSX/Filecoder.E, which encrypts Mac files and keeps them locked even after the victims have paid the ransom.