Ransomware News: Android Users Hit with Malware

Nov 21, 2018

Ransomware News: Android Users Hit with Malware

BY Chris Brunau

Ransomware

Fraudulent apps on the Google Play store have infected over 500,000 Android users with malware. According to reports, the malware is contained in various driving simulation apps from a single developer. At one point, at least two of these apps were trending in the Google Play, however, Google has now removed them.


Of course, the games offer anything but fun, and have bogged down phones and potentially installed additional unwanted software on devices. According to researcher Lukas Stefanko who discovered the vulnerability, Google has not done enough to protect users from threats like these.


As we found in our recent State of the Channel Ransomware Report, ransomware has spread beyond desktop computers. From SaaS applications to mobile devices, the threat of ransomware continues to spread. Therefore, it is important to stay vigilant and up-to-date with cybersecurity best practices. To learn more about the current landscape of cybersecurity and ransomware, check out the full report today.

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