By: Alison DeNisco
The global ransomware epidemic continues to make waves, as last week’s WannaCry attack demonstrated: In Q1 of 2017 alone, mobile ransomware attacks increased by 253%, according to a new report from Kaspersky Lab, released Monday.
Some 218,625 mobile ransomware files were detected in the first months of the year, compared to 61,832 in the previous quarter, the report found. The Congur family of ransomware—which sets or resets the device passcode, giving attackers administrator rights to the device—accounted for more than 86% of these mobile attacks. Certain variants of Congur can cause even more trouble, using administrator rights to install their module into the system folder, where it is almost impossible to remove, the report noted. [Read more…]
Source: Tech Republic