September 11, 2015

Lockerpin Ransomware Steals PINs, Locks Android Devices Permanently

Researchers have discovered what is believed to be the first example of ransomware capable of truly locking an Android mobile device. 

While mobile malware isn't a very common threat, code which strikes mobile operating systems is slowly gaining traction -- unsurprising when you consider how much sensitive data is often stored on our devices and how much we have learned to rely on them. Ransomware is software which locks a victim's system and encrypts files to prevent retrieval...

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