19 Jun '17, 4am

Mac users no longer safe against malware attacks

SINGAPORE — Mac computers, once thought to be more secure against malware attacks, are not longer safe, said a cyber solutions provider. New attack opportunities and threat vectors are making the targeting of Mac devices easier and more attractive, Fortinet said on Monday (June 19). Instead of targeting devices one at a time like what was done previously, criminals can now leverage pre-built technology to attack vast numbers of potential victims in exchange for sharing profits on the back end, the company said. While ransoming one device may not be of much financial value to professional cybercriminals, owning hundreds of franchisees targeting thousands of devices every day most certainly is. Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting Mac users because C-suite executives and marketing teams are more likely to use these computers in many organisations. These individuals not ...

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