Koler Android Ransomware Learns to Spread via SMS

(via The Hacker News)

Users of Android operating system are warned of a new variant of Android malware Koler that spreads itself via text message and holds the victim’s infected mobile phone hostage until a ransom is paid.
Researchers observed the Koler Android ransomware Trojan, at the very first time, in May when the Trojan was distributed through certain pornographic websites under the guise of legitimate apps. It locks the victim’s mobile screen and then demands money from users with fake notifications from law enforcement agencies accusing users of viewing and storing child pornography.

 

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