ANDROID RANSOMWARE | TechnoGb
Ransomware attacks are now not only stuck to the computers and PC’s of an individual or of an organization, rather it’s also covering the Android devices which almost everyone is using in their day to day lifestyle. These android Ransomware attacks are causing the major financial and data loss for over many years.
After the other types of Android malware attacks such as SMS malware attacks – the Android Ransomware is taking its place very frequently, and now many of the malware writers are adopting the same malware generating technique which proven to be effective in the desktop malware.
One of the very reason of Hackers / Crackers behind targetting the Android devices using the ransomware malware all over the world, because data such as personal photos and videos etc. are now kept on smartphones rather than PC’s by most of the people around the world, and thus the threat of losing data is now greater than ever.
TYPES OF ANDROID RANSOMWARE
- Lock Screen Ransomware
- Crypto – Ransomware
- Lock Screen Ransomware is a type of ransomware that contains the payload to lock the screen of your device (Android in this case) which are typically claiming to originate from the government organization. The ransomware will allow you to bypass the screen and respond back on the restart. It will falsely claim that you have violated any type of law (it could be random law, which appears different for different users). The screen will now threaten you that all your data or resources will be locked in a given amount of time if the mentioned amount of bitcoin will not be transferred.
- Crypto – Ransomware is a very much harmful attack, it is a program that encrypts files stored on a computer or mobile device in order to extort money. The encryption locks and scatter all the data or information and makes it unreadable and to restore all the hijacked data or information a decryption key is needed.
As most of the consumers are now shifting from PC’s to mobile device (android) which results in the storage of more sensitive and valuable data on Mobile device rather than the PC’s, and this is the reason why the hackers/crackers have given birth to ANDROID RANSOMWARE thus Android Ransomware is becoming ever more worthwhile for attackers.