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“WARNING Your phone is locked!” Crypto ransomware makes its debut on Android


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:18 PM

 

Security researchers have documented another first in the annals of Android malware: a trojan that encrypts photos, videos, and documents stored on a device and demands a ransom for them to be restored.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/06/warning-your-phone-is-locked-crypto-ransomware-makes-its-debut-on-android/


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:16 PM

Well should anyone get this here, i would love to have the binary. And also the decryption process will be quite easy to accomplish without paying.


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 06:22 AM

The title isn't available in the Google Play Store, making it likely that the app is distributed elsewhere.

 

In other words., people going out and getting themselves infected. Still.



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:46 AM

That doesn't mean it wont make its way into the store also though, There has been plenty of fake Dev accounts that distribute malware on android. Later down the article to reads

 

 

 

They should also remember that malicious or abusive titles regularly appear in the official Google market. People should remain wary when downloading apps, particularly those with relatively few downloads or from unfamiliar developer accounts.

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