Android Ransomware Has Picked Up Some Ominous New Tricks

New research from Microsoft finds a variant of a known Android ransomware family that has added some clever tricks. That includes a new ransom note delivery mechanism, improved techniques to avoid detection, and even a machine learning component that could be used to fine-tune the attack for different victims’ devices. While mobile ransomware has been around since at least 2014 and still isn’t a ubiquitous threat, it could be poised to take a bigger leap in the mobile arena. The findings were detected using Microsoft Defender on mobile.”]

Source: https://www.wired.com/story/android-ransomware-worrying-evolution/

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