Expert Reaction On Android FBI Spoof Ransomware

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Apr 29, 2020 03:51 am PST

A new ransomware has been circulating that spoofs the FBI to lend an air of legitimacy to the ransom demand, according to a blog post from CheckPoint. This malware was originally seen back in September 2018, and acts as a dropper to spread malware and take control of Android devices. After successfully infecting an Android device, the ransomware encrypts files and then displays a ransom note in a browser window, claiming to be an official message from the FBI that accuses the victim of owing and storing pornography.