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This new Android ransomware infects you through SMS messages

July 30, 2019

Via: ZDnet

A new family of ransomware designed to attack Google’s Android mobile operating system utilizes SMS messaging to spread, researchers say.

On Monday, cybersecurity professionals from ESET revealed their investigation into the new malware, dubbed Android/Filecoder.C, that earmarks the end of a two-year decline in new Android malware detections.

Filecoder has been active since at least July 12, 2019, and is being spread through malicious posts in online forums including Reddit and the Android developer messaging board XDA Developers.

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