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Week in review: Android ransomware multiplies, FireEye censors researcher

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Week in review: Android ransomware multiplies, FireEye censors researcher

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had access to sensitive info about bugs for over a year

Mozilla has announced that an attacker managed to access -sensitive information about a considerable number of (at the time) unpatched Firefox vulnerabilities, and that there is evidence that at least one of them has been exploited in attacks in the wild.

masquerades as Adult Player app, takes photo of victim

A new mobile ransomware variant uses a clever new technique to push affected users to pay the asked-for ransom: it takes a photo of the user with the phone’s front-facing camera, and inserts that photo in the ransom message.

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