Security Researchers have discovered a new mobile ransomware dubbed “charger” hidden inside an app called EnergyRescue on Google Play Store. This ransomware can lock a victim phone, steal personal data and ask for ransom payment.
The ransomware even displays a ransom note message warning victims that their personal data including personal contacts, bank accounts, credit cards and social networking activity have been downloaded onto a malicious server and will be sold on black market. Thus, to resume control of their device and to get the data back, the victim has to pay the ransom, which is 0.2 Bitcoin ($180 approx).
It can be noted that Google removed the infected app from its app store
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