Published on July 21st, 2013 | by Patrick Doyle0
Ransomware Takes Over Macs With Fake FBI Warning
Of course, being a scam, it’s just designed to get hold of your payment details – the FBI is not known to let such perpetrators away, especially for such a small fee.
Malwarebytes notes that the code isn’t confined to “dodgy” websites but actually comes up on results from popular search terms such as searching for “Taylor Swift” on Bing.
The code is not true “ransomware” as it doesn’t take over and infect your entire Mac, only Safari. It opens 150 dialog boxes that need to be individually closed in order to quit Safari. You can force-quit the browser and restart while holding shift to force the browser to not open previous windows.