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Charger mobile ransomware steals contacts and SMS messages

25
Jan
2017
Charger mobile ransomware steals contacts and SMS messages

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Check Point’s mobile security researchers have discovered a new ransomware in Google Play, dubbed Charger.

Charger was found embedded in an app called EnergyRescue. The infected app steals contacts and SMS messages from the user’s device and asks for admin permissions. If granted, the ransomware locks the device and displays a message demanding payment.

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