Apple has issued a warning to Windows users that some malware has been found to be embedded in the operating system.
The company has issued an update to its Windows Defender product that addresses the problem.
Windows Defender’s software detects some malware that have been found in malware samples found in the wild, the company said.
In its latest warning, Apple said it had detected malicious code in Windows 10, which it has been tracking for the past few weeks.
It added that the malware, which has been referred to as a “Windows Defender for Mac”, was found to contain malware known as the WannaCrypt, which encrypts files.
The threat, according to the company, is currently “growing in number”.
“The WannaCry ransomware is the most significant threat to businesses around the world today,” it said.
We are continuing to investigate the malicious activity being carried out by the Wannacry group and will share more information as it becomes available.””
WannaCry is now the largest threat to enterprise data and systems worldwide.”
“We are continuing to investigate the malicious activity being carried out by the Wannacry group and will share more information as it becomes available.”
Apple said that the “wannacries” in question had a focus on enterprise data.
It has warned Windows users to download its new security update and to be cautious about installing the malware in their machines.
It also recommended that people “follow the instructions for the update to protect themselves”.
The company also said that it was working to ensure that its security products would be available in other countries.
“We have been working with our partners in the EU to support their migration to new technologies, and are working to make sure that they can migrate to Windows in the future,” it added.
Microsoft has already said it was investigating the “threat”.
Apple, Microsoft, Symantec, and other companies have also issued warnings about the growing threat.