back to article Oh aye, a mobe grumble-flick player? No – it's a 'droid ransomware nasty

Ransomware scumbags have widened their net with a new software nasty that infects Android smartphones and tablets. The Koler-A ransomware trojan is delivered automatically to peeps browsing malicious pornographic sites; it poses as a media player offering access to premium content. Koler-A requires the user to enable side- …

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"so it could be argued the malware mostly preys on the foolish using basic social-engineering trickery."

Pretty much accounts for 98% of the users. They do after all have an Android phone as well.

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Pretty much accounts for 98% of the users. They do after all have an Android phone as well.

Sigh.

Don't look at the man behind the curtain.

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200+ Domains?

One has to wonder with all the wonderful "security agencies", etc. why these haven't been taken down since they are known. Besides having more important things to do like spy on their own citizens.

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Re: 200+ Domains?

Dear Mark 85

Many thanks for highlighting this, if you could please delete your post and kindly wait for the authorities.

Regards

NSA/CIA/MI5/MUM

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Re: 200+ Domains?

I think you're underestimating how easy it is to set up a free subdomain, or iterate through a list of subverted domains. My point is that they do get squashed, but that requires due process and legal action typically, whereas the black hats are smaller and much more nimble, with the net result that it's simple for them to add new domains faster than they can be squashed.

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I've always thought that people that allow the "install from any location" option on their droids were a bunch of wankers. Seems the crims agree with me.

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Mushroom

And those that lock their phones to only install from Google Play are a bunch of mindless sheep.

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I've always thought that people that allow the "install from any location" option on their droids were a bunch of wankers.

ISWYDT

Shame two other people (at the time of writing) didn't.

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Special codec - how's that work?

Do people think the normal ones don't represent enough flesh tones and decide it's a good idea to download this one or something?

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