Understanding Android Malware Families: ransomware and scareware (Article 3)

Perpetrators demand a ransom from the owner of a device to access the victim’s documents; once in, criminals install ransomware on their mobile phone or computer. When the owner clicks on a malicious link in an email, text message or website, their document is automatically locked (otherwise known as a crypto locker).

Link: Understanding Android Malware Families: ransomware and scareware (Article 3)
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