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Simplocker Crypto-Malware Now Locks Backup Files, Targets Larger Audience

23
Jul
2014

A new variant has been detected for the Android ransomware Simplocker and it comes with encryption capabilities for archives, which are is the preferred format of many backup apps for mobile devices.Security researchers at ESET, who uncovered the first trace of the crypto-malware for mobile in the first place, warn that the fresh strain has been prepared for targeting a larger audience, as the ransom message is now in English and the demanded fee increased to $300 / 222.Cybercriminals se…

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