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More Adult Themed Android Ransomware discovered


Security researchers have found a new mobile ransomware variant that leverages pornography to lure victims into downloading it. The ransomware acts as a porn app named “Adult Player” and lures victims who assume it is a pornographic video player. When the victim starts using it, the app silently takes a photo of the victim, which is then displayed on the ransomware screen, along with the ransom message. The app demands a ransom of 500 USD. Users are advised to be cautious and to avoid being victim of such ransomware, it is always best to download apps only from trusted app stores, such as Google Play. This can be enforced by unchecking the option of “Unknown Sources” under the “Security” settings of your device.
 
Source:
Zscaler Research
 
Team Cymru
 
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