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Phoney Android security apps in Google Play Store found distributing malware, tracking users

36 apps posing as tools to keep users safe from attacks were actually installing malware on user's devices.

Phoney Android security apps in Google Play Store found distributing malware, tracking users

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New Android Ransomware Tricks Victims Into Thinking It's WannaCry
9 June 2017, 9:00 pm

There's a new Android ransomware out there that is looking to scare people into thinking they've somehow been infected by WannaCry. 

According to researchers from Qihoo 360, crooks are spreading the ransomware via Chinese gaming forums in an app that has been infected with the ransomware. Since the app tries to pass as a plugin for King of Glory, a very popular mobile game in China, there's been quite a few people affected. 

This ransomware is quite odd because it asks users to pay a ransom of 40 Chinese Renminbi, which is about $6, via regular Chinese payment providers QQ, Alipay, or WeChat. The main reason why other cybercriminals use Bitcoin or other crypto currencies is because those offer some sort of anonymity and law enforcement can't catch them as easily. With the roots the Chinese authorities have into technology firms in the country, coming up with the right names for all ransom payments wouldn't be... (read more)

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