CryptoLocker

Barney63

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Original poster
Jan 9, 2014
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Bolton, UK.
I've just been reading an article about the CryptoLocker ransomware virus. Is it a threat to my MacBook Pro?
Barney
 

Tumbleweed666

macrumors 68000
Mar 20, 2009
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Near London, UK.
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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