Android DoubleLocker ransomware encrypts data, changes device PIN


A new piece of ransomware is targeting Android users. Dubbed DoubleLocker, it both encrypts users’ files and changes the device’s PIN.Lukáš Štefanko, the ESET researcher who discovered the ransomware, says that it is based on the BankBot Android Trojan.Like its “parent,” DoubleLocker is distributed mostly through compromised Web sites, masked as a Adobe Flash Player update. Unlike BankBot, it doesn’t harvest users’ banking credentials.

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