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Simplocker ransomware for Android returns with new version

2015/02/11

Softpedia - (International) Avast researchers reported that over 5,000 unique users were infected by a newly discovered Simplocker ransomware variant for Android that poses as an Adobe Flash Player update, employs unique encryption keys to make unlocking difficult, and displays a fake notification from the FBI about suspicious files and copyright infringement to fool victims into paying the $200 ransom.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Simplocker-Ransomware-for-Android-Returns-with-New-Version-472890.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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