All Your Macs Are Belong to Us presented at HackMiami 2014

by Christopher Elisan,

Summary : This talk focuses on how attackers hold a Mac system hostage by using Mac-compatible browsers as its main platform of pwnage. Regardless of what browser the user prefers, the attackers are still able to take the system hostage and intimidate the user into paying “ransom” to avoid any unwanted consequences that goes beyond access to the system such as getting arrested and serving time in prison. This talk will also show how an attack like this also have a silver lining, which actually helped law enforcement agencies coral a certain kind of criminal.