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New Android Ransomware Locks Device Completely

17
Jul
2014

Android users are a constant target for cybercrooks, who have released a new scareware with ransomware capabilities that locks the mobile phone completely. The fresh piece poses as a legitimate app that can be downloaded from third-party Android software repositories, and asks for administrator privileges. Once the elevated permissions are obtained, it automatically blocks the phone with a ransom message purporting to be from the FBI. Access to data or any function of the device is restricte…

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