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Mobile Ransomware Triples in This Year's First Quarter
26 May 2017, 4:42 pm

While ransomware is mostly found on Windows PCs, malware specifically created for mobile devices has become quite widespread. In fact, the number of infections has grown threefold in the year's first quarter.

According to a new report from Kaspersky Lab, the number of mobile ransom files detected reached 218,625 during the first three months of 2017, compared to 61,832 during 2016's last quarter. 

"Ransomware targeting mobile devices soared in first quarter, with new ransomware families and modifications continuing to proliferate. People need to bear in mind that attackers can try to block access to their data not only on a PC but also on their mobile device," said Roman Unucheck, Kaspersky's Senior Malware Analyst. 

According to the report, Trojan-Ransom.AndroidOS.Fusob.h remained the most widely used mobile ransomware, with nearly 45% of all attacks being conducted with this piece of code. 

Once this Trojan is run, it asks for ... (read more)

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