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New Ransomware Threatens to Send Your Internet History & Private Pics to All Your Fri
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After You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view. and You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view. outbreaks, a scary (but rather creative) new strain of ransomware is spreading via bogus apps on the Google Play Store, this time targeting Android mobile users.

Dubbed LeakerLocker, the Android ransomware does not encrypt files on victim's device, unlike traditional ransomware, rather it secretly collects personal images, messages and browsing history and threatens to share it to their contacts if they don't pay $50 (£38).

Researchers at security firm McAfee You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view. the LeakerLocker ransomware in at least two apps — Booster & Cleaner Pro and Wallpapers Blur HD — in the Google Play Store, both of which have thousands of downloads.

To evade detection of malicious functionality, the apps initially don’t contain any malicious payload and typical function like legitimate apps.

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