Spyware targets Mac computers, demand payment through Bitcoin

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SANTA CLARA, CA - There's a mac attack on Apple.  Tech security experts with Palo Alto Networks say Mac computers are a target for ransomware, a type of spyware that locks up your computer and asks for a payment for users to get back in.

Watch out for one called KeRanger.  Cyber criminals are using it to take a bite out of Apple through the file-sharing program, 'Transmission.'

Experts say it's the first attack that works on Macs.  Users of OS X operating systems may see a message demanding a Bitcoin payment, a virtual currency that can be hard to trace.

If you don't pay up, you might be on the way to the nearest Geek Squad for help.  One way or another, you're likely pay.

Until March 4, Apple may have had bragging rights when it comes to having the most secure devices.  Perhaps the FBI could recruit these cyber criminals to open up that terrorist's cell phone.

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