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    Ransomware & Cyber Blackmail ANDROID

    Customer came in FREAKING OUT saying look look!


    i take a look, there phone is
    Ransomware & Cyber Blackmail





    asking for Green Dot Money Pack!

    saying that th FBI is locking there phone, ANDROID PHONE due to you watching Kid Porn!
    im sure they where not but this virus is going around on PC & Android!

    users install a app of market and poof this

    other times they are on Web browser on android and ad tells them UR PHONE is infected downlaod this to protect ur self poof this happends!

    all kinds of ways for this to happen!


    ANY WAY

    DO NOT PAY, DO NOT DO ANYTHING BUT THIS

    DO A HARD RESET or FACOTRY RESET!

    it will wipe photos, contacts & phone!
    but totally worth it!

    Photos i took to show u!
    20140605_145714_android.jpg20140605_145740_android.jpg

    Ransomware and Cyber Blackmail

    Ransomware Trojans are a type of cyberware that is designed to extort money from a victim. Often, Ransomware will demand a payment in order to undo changes that the Trojan virus has made to the victimís computer. These changes can include:
    • Encrypting data that is stored on the victimís disk Ė so the victim can no longer access the information
    • Blocking normal access to the victimís system

    How Ransomware gets onto a computer

    The most common ways in which Ransomware Trojans are installed are:
    • Via phishing emails
    • As a result of visiting a website that contains a malicious program

    After the Trojan has been installed, it will either encrypt information thatís stored on the victimís computer or block the computer from running normally Ė while also leaving a ransom message that demands the payment of a fee, in order to decrypt the files or restore the system. In most cases, the ransom message will appear when the user restarts their computer after the infection has taken effect.Ransomware methods Ė around the world

    Across the world, Ransomware is increasing in popularity. However, the ransom messages and methods of extorting money may differ across different regions. For example:
    • Fake messages about unlicensed applications
      In some countries, the Trojans often claim to have identified unlicensed software that is running on the victim's computer. The message then asks for payment.
    • False claims about illegal content
      In nations where software piracy is less common, this approach is not as successful for the cybercriminal. Instead, the Ransomware popup message may pretend to be from a law enforcement agency and will claim to have found child pornography or other illegal content on the computer. The message will be accompanied by a demand to pay a fine.

    Protecting yourself against Ransomware and Cyber Blackmail



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    Excluding the PC. Was the android "encrypted" or was it just a android phishing notification type scam?

    sent from the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiseoldman View Post
    Excluding the PC. Was the android "encrypted" or was it just a android phishing notification type scam?

    sent from the future.
    i has no idea how the cusomter did it? they did not tell me if it was a APP install or app download of browser or if it was a ad on browser?

    all i know is it demenaded Green Dot Money Pack as well as would not let me call 911 or a telephone number and would not let me use phone! it was locked to that Blackmail!

    so i just factory reset phone and back to normal!

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    I wish someone at xda could disect that ransom ware and describe what and how it does it. And how to defeat it.

    sent from the future.

 

 

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