Archive for March 7th, 2016

by Tom Nelson

Last Friday (March 4, 2016), Palo Alto Networks, a well-known security firm, posted its discovery of KeRanger ransomware infecting Transmission, the popular Mac BitTorrent client. The actual malware was found within the installer for Transmission version 2.90.

The Transmission website quickly took down the infected installer and is urging anyone using Transmission 2.90 to update to version 2.92, which has been verified by Transmission to be free of KeRanger.

Transmission hasn’t discussed how the infected installer was able to be hosted by their website, nor has Palo Alto Networks been able to determine how the Transmission site was compromised.

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