Android Simplelocker ransomware encrypts SD card files | BBC News

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The security firm says the Android-targeting Trojan malware is the first of its kind

 

A security firm says it has found the first confirmed case of ransomware that encrypts files held by Android devices.

 

Eset reports that the Trojan – called Simplelocker – targets SD cards slotted into tablets and handsets, electronically scrambling certain types of files on them before demanding cash to decrypt the data.

 

The message is in Russian, and payment is requested in Ukrainian currency.

 

One expert said the threat was noteworthy, but limited at this stage

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