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 October 27, 2017

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DoubleLocker is an Android ransomware the likes of which have never been seen before. The malware is designed to launch a two-pronged attack – it locks down the phone it infects and encrypts all files stored on the device. What is spreading DoubleLocker ransomware? The malware gets into a device...
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 June 5, 2017

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It’s not only PC ransomware that you should be worrying about. Android ransomware too is on the rise… Android ransomware has grown by 200% according to the study done by Quick Heal Security Labs for its Q1 Threat Report. Click here to read the full report Android ransomware work in...
 February 4, 2015

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In the year 2014, Android usage and malware saw an exponential rise vis-à-vis preceding years. Quick Heal Labs detected close to 3 million malware samples throughout the year and several new attack vectors and techniques were propagated by malware authors throughout the globe. Some malicious apps were even spotted in...
 June 11, 2014

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Last year, we came across a malware named Android Defender. This malware, once inside the victim’s phone, locks the device and demands a ransom to unblock it. This malware is classified as a screen-blocker type ransomware. But now, it seems like hackers have stepped up their game. A new Android...
 June 7, 2014

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Last week witnessed a gruesome act of attempted murder on a 12-year-old because of a misinterpreted fictional character on the Internet. It also saw the rise of what could be the first ever Android ransomware. Let’s take a look at each of these news and other IT security news as...