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Ransomware on smart TVs is here and removing it can be a pain

04
Jan
2017
Ransomware on smart TVs is here and removing it can be a pain

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It took a year from proof of concept to in-the-wild attack, but ransomware for Android-based smart TVs is now here. As one victim discovered this Christmas, figuring out how to clean such an infection can be quite difficult.

Ransomware for Android phones has already been around for several years and security experts have warned in the past that it’s only a matter of time until such malicious programs start affecting smart TVs, especially since some of them also run Android.

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