Malware is somewhat of an anomaly on Macs. For years, Apple users reveled in the knowledge that their OS of choice was impervious to viral infection. Apple even highlighted this lack of threat as a selling point in commercials and marketing for earlier versions of OS X.
And yet for the last few years, we've seen a steady increase in the number of threats aimed squarely at macOS users. As Apple continues to grow market share for computers and servers, the potential number of targets goes up and has caught the attention of threat actors looking to cash in.
Though still not as explosive as the Windows market share, in less than a year, Macs have gone from not having any major malware infections to having several ransomware threats; the threats got progressively more sophisticated, even employing signed digital certificates to facilitate in compromising a device. MORE