A final word
It's hard to not get a little preachy here. BitTorrent clients are mainly used to access content that is not available through official means or in order to avoid paying for content distributed through legitimate channels.
While it was the BitTorrent client that was infected - and this is a timely reminder that even software developers can be breached- illegally distributed media and software is an easy mark for malware distributors.
KeRanger could, potentially, be injected into almost any file for distribution.
Chances are, it is now freely available to any cybercriminal who wants to make a few bucks.
Cybercrime is an industry and has a marketplace where malicious software is traded and sold. That means it could pop up almost anywhere from now on.
Source: Macworld AU
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