Pokemon GO is prime social media bait. Even as the hype dies down, Facebook is still filled with Pokemon GO accounts and groups, many with millions of followers. Other accounts pop up on Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr. A recent report has identified that more than 30 per cent of Pokemon GO social media accounts are fraudulent or hyperlink to trojans.
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While Pokemon GO, the hugely popular augmented reality game, is officially only available for mobile devices, there are ways to play it on PC (we have a guide for it here). But going down the unofficial route does come with its own risks. If you download the game from a dubious source, you may potentially fall prey to nefarious software created by cybercriminals. One example is a new ransomware that impersonates a Pokemon GO application for Windows. Here's what you need to know.
For the first time ever, Apple has been forced to shut down a ransomware attack targeting Mac users running OS X. The file-encrypting malware is embedded in version 2.90 of the BitTorrent client Transmission and demands a bitcoin payment of approximately $400. If you are using Transmission 2.90, you are advised to delete it immediately. Here are the steps you need to take.