LeakerLocker

What is LeakerLocker Ransomware?

After a number of  ransomware happen around May and June such as (WannaCry, Petya, BadLock and so on) there’s a new ransomware that have been effected on Android. This new ransomware is different from previous ransomware like WannaCry and Petya where LeakerLocker will locked the android device and been threaten the victim by spread sensitive information on the Android Devices.

McAfee team have already reported the threat of this new ransomware to the Google team which the recognize as  “Android/Ransomware.LeakerLocked.A!Pkg”

How the new ransomware been spread in Android Device?

LeakerLocker have been discover inside a wallpaper changer application, called Wallpaper Blur HD and application called Booster & Cleaner Pro, which surprisingly got a good review from other people.

Once the installation have been successfully completed, the  “Android/Ransomware.LeakerLocked.A!Pkg”  will locked the victims device just like WannaCry and Petya ransomware but the attacker also will have permission to access the sensitive information that been stored inside the Android Device without need the owner’s device permission to granted content of the device.

Like WannaCry and Petya Ransomware, the android device will display a message such as to extort an amount of money if the victim want to prevent exposing of sensitive information in the wild.

Remediation

As a result, Google have removed both application from their Google Play. However, the victim been advise to not pay the ransom since there is not certainty that the attacker will unlock the device and promise to not expose the sensitive information in the wild after getting the payment of the ransom. It should wise to download and install an trusted application

Author: Wan Ariff

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