LeakerLocker, a new form of Android ransomware, discovered by the security firm, McAfeen which shares your entire private data and browsing history with your entire contacts list.
The newly discovered ransomware was spotted on the official Google Play app store, which means it only threats Android phones by undergoing encryption instead of direct threatening.
The new cyber-attacker LeakerLocker, threats the users to share their Chrome browsing history, private Facebook conversations, even the SMS history, personal photos, location data, and other personal information to the every person in your phone’s and email’s contact list. Moreover, the criminal behind the ransomware claims to have created a bulk amount of every above-mentioned information to threaten the victim and ultimately asking for the debt playing with the fears of embarrassment.
Moreover, the criminal behind the ransomware claims to have created a bulk amount of every above-mentioned information to threaten the victim and ultimately asking for the debt playing with the fears of embarrassment.
If you do not want your private information shared then you will have to pay an amount of $50 otherwise the evil geniuses behind LeakerLocker will prolly expose you in front your friends and family. No surprise, this ransomware has become a nightmare to us playing with and taking advantage of our self-esteem.
McAfee pointed out two apps, Wallpapers Blur HD and Booster & Cleaner Pro, in the Google Play store that hold the LeakerLocker cyber assailant.
Reportedly, Wallpapers Blur HD has been downloaded between 5,000 and 10,000 times while Booster & Cleaner Pro has been downloaded between 1,000 and 5,000 times. We can assess that almost 15,000 people may have been strangled into the hidden mesh of the LeakerLocker ransomware, which has been roaming in the Google Play Store since April.
Both of the infected apps Wallpapers Blur HD and Booster & Cleaner Pro currently possess fair review scores on the app store by their users, however, the bad reviews are caused by those behind the ransomware plot to trick the easy victims.
On asking, Google has not given any comment on the ongoing case. But do not forget to stay secure!