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LeakerLocker Ransomware Found in Two Apps on the Google Play Store

July 10th 2017  By Catalin Cimpanu

 

               LeakerLocker ransomware

 

Google has removed two apps that contained a new strain of ransomware named LeakerLocker.

Discovered by security researchers from McAfee’s mobile division, the ransomware didn’t encrypt users’ files, but only locked their device and threatened to send the user’s private data to friends from his contact list.

 

This type of ransomware, also referred to as doxware, has been seen in the past, but most of these threats were found to be empty.

 

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