Ransomware Now Targeting Smart TVs


A ransomware infecting a Television should not be surprising for the readers since security researchers have already identified Android-based TV sets are vulnerable to such attacks, but the below-mentioned incident is somewhat brutal.

About two days ago a Twitter user going by the handle of @DarrenCauthon shared a picture with the public showing that an LG smart TV running Google TV belonging to one of his family members was infected with an Android ransomware malware and displaying a ransom note all over the screen and what’s worse is that Cauthon also mentioned that there’s no way out of restarting as the device displays the same ransom note after restart demanding money to get rid of the infection. [Read more…]

Source: Hack Read

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