Growth in Android ransomware slows, but it’s getting sneakier

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While Android ransomware is still growing, it’s doing so at a slower rate than at its peak in 2016. However, it is using sneaky new techniques to trick users. New findings from researchers at ESET reveal techniques like the misuse of Android’s Accessibility services being used to infect devices. The most popular attack technique though remains screen-locking followed by a ransom demand. The most frequently detected variant being the Android/Locker family. One of the most innovative ransomware families, discovered by ESET researchers in the fall of 2017, is DoubleLocker. Built on the foundations of a previously seen banking trojan, it…

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