CryptoLocker

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Barney63, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

    Barney63

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    #1
    I've just been reading an article about the CryptoLocker ransomware virus. Is it a threat to my MacBook Pro?
    Barney
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

    blueroom

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  3. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Though as its not a virus but a Trojan, it's probably only a matter of time before a version or clone is produced that does the same thing on OSX so you should always be careful what you download and where from and take backups and keep some offline.
    (Of course, you should do that anyway, if the Windows users who were affected by it kept backups, Cryptolocker wouldn't be a threat, it's no more a threat than a complete hard disk fail, or theft, indeed it's less of a threat than those since you can at least get your data back !)
     

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