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FLocker ransomware now targeting Smart TVs

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Jun
2016
FLocker ransomware now targeting Smart TVs

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Trend Micro researchers have found the first major example of ransomware that can attack a Smart TV with hackers using an updated version of FLocker that targets devices running the Android operating system.

Trend Micro researcher Echo Duan wrote in a blog post that this FLocker version, one of more than 7,000 variants that have been tracked by the company since the malware was first spotted in May 2015, has the ability to infect and lock the screen of any device running the Android operating system, including a Smart TV.

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