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Android malware discovered that hijacks photos and …

June 9, 2014

Android-security-malware-virusSecurity expert Robert Lipovsky, from the antivirus company Eset, has found a Trojan dubbed Simple Shocker, which is responsible for blocking the mobile phones of infected users, encrypting their photos, videos, documents and other content, and claim payment of money to restore the system to its previous state.

So far the main victims have been from Eastern Europe, in countries such as Ukraine, where affected users are required to pay an amount equivalent to $ 21 to unlock the mobile device, something that will occur 24 hours after it is released. you have completed the transaction.

via Android malware that hijacks photos and videos discovered | SiliconWeek.

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