Android ransomware repurposes old dropper techniques

Android ransomware repurposes old dropper techniques

Android ransomware is now using dropper techniques to drop malware on rooted devices as well as an inefficient 2D barcode ransom demand.

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Android.Lockdroid.E has been seen using a dropper technique to drop a version of itself on rooted Android devices. While this is not an uncommon technique, this is the first time we’ve seen it used to deliver ransomware to Android devices.

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Source: Symantec

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