Microsoft warns of Android ransomware that activates when you press the Home button

A new strain of mobile ransomware abuses the mechanisms behind the “incoming call” notification and the “Home” button to lock screens on users’ devices. Named AndroidOS/MalLocker.the ransomware is hidden inside Android apps offered for download on online forums and third-party websites. Just like most Android ransomware strains, MalLocker.B doesn’t actually encrypt the victim’s files but merely prevents access to the rest of the phone.

Link: Microsoft warns of Android ransomware that activates when you press the Home button
via http://www.zdnet.com

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