Smartphone users with older versions of the Android operating system (from 4.0.3 to 4.4.4) are faced with a new virus, which locks the device screen and require the owner of the gadget money for unlocking. This was reported by Andrew Brandt found an employee (Andrew Brandt) in the official blog of the American company The Blue Coat Labs.
threat. According to him, the infected gadget installed a malicious application that contains a Trojan Cyber.Police, which locks the device and the screen.
After installing Cyber.Police require the owner of the smartphone to buy two gift Apple iTunes cards worth $ 100 each. This payment method hackers choose to not advertise your bank account information.
It is noted that the gadget infection occurs through advertisements on the pages in the browser.
Brandt added that the application is installed completely independently, does not interact with the user. However, to get rid of the virus is quite simple: you need to update your smartphone to the factory settings. The data from the infected gadget can be safely copied to a computer.
April 15, Russian Facebook users complained about the virus in the social network. The owners of accounts prepared under the guise of personal messages from their friends links to pages that mimic the video on YouTube. When you click on it profile are hacked, then the system will automatically distribute malicious link to friends and subscribers the user. The rollers, which were references have pornographic content.