Thursday, 28 May 2015

Android Ransomware Not Give Paying User Penalty

Last week, more than 15,000 e-mails are sent with Android ransomware that occurs when a security update for Adobe Flash Player. The messages contain little text, except that the enclosed APK file, "Check Updates.apk" is an update to Flash Player.

In reality, it is ransomware that locks the device and a warning from the FBI shows. According to the warning, the user would have viewed pornographic websites. To unlock the device must be an amount of $ 500 to be paid. If the user attempts to unlock the device, the amount is increased to $ 1,500, reports the Romanian antivirus company BitDefender .

According to the Spanish security company S21sec ransomware makers find new ways to spread their creations. Currently used mainly social engineering, but new capabilities are added continuously, according to the IT security officer. Users also are advised to install APK files from untrusted sources and email filtering with MOT attachments.

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