This is the first significant ransomware operation to expressly target Apple computers as cybercriminals have created new ransomware encryptors targeted targeting macOS machines.
What is ransomware LockBit?
A type of software called ransomware encrypts files on a device, making any files and the systems that depend on them useless. Then, malicious actors demand a ransom in return for the decryption.
The “abcd” virus, also known as Lockbit ransomware, was first identified in 2019 and was given the name. The virus is categorized as a “crypto virus” since it demands payment in cryptocurrency to unlock the victim’s device’s files.