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Mobile ransomware use jumps, blocking access to phones

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2016
Mobile ransomware use jumps, blocking access to phones

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The number of users infected with mobile ransomware is skyrocketing, as hackers try to expand the number of potential victims they can target. Compared with a year ago, almost four times as many users are being attacked by mobile ransomware, security firm Kaspersky Lab said on Wednesday.

It’s a troubling trend. Ransomware has typically targeted PCs by encrypting all the information that is inside the targeted machines, and then holding the data hostage in exchange for money.

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