A creative strain of Android ransomware, which is programmed to send victims’ personal information and web history to their contacts, has been found lurking in the Google Play Store.
Cyber security experts at McAfee found the malicious ransomware, dubbed LeakerLocker, does not follow the traditional trends of a ransomware; instead, it makes a copy of the users’ data and threatens to share it with phone and email contacts.
However, like any ransomware, the money gets involved; the hackers ask for $50 in exchange for not sending users’ web history, emails, current or previous location, Facebook messages, and text messages to their family and friends.
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h/t, Joe Cadillic