Attacks on mobile devices have soared over 250% in the past couple of years. Learn about mobile ransomware that can encrypt your data and photos, lock your device, and change your PIN.
- [Narrator] Ransomware is software that can block access…to a system until a ransom is paid.…Mobile ransomware is no exception.…As we see in this graphic,…attacks on mobile devices have soared over 250%…in the past couple of years.…Although ransomware can affect any mobile device,…the operating system most vulnerable to mobile ransomware…is the Android operating system.…
The first mobile ransomware was discovered in 2014.…The variant used a lock screen feature…with a false claim that law enforcement was responsible,…and held it ransom until they paid the fine.…Recent ransomware variants are more sophisticated…in that it hijacks and changes the phone's PIN…that is used to secure your device.…In this case, it uses the device's own built-in security…against you until you pay the hijackers.…
Mobile internet is used on many different devices.…Social engineers know that consumers are using mobile apps…to access the internet on an average…of four and a half hours per day.…Instant access and always-on technology…opens the risk for malicious activity.…
- How ransomware works
- Types of ransomware
- Safeguarding Windows
- Securing your router
- Updating software and operating systems
- Spam, phishing, and spoofing
- Reporting ransomware
Skill Level Beginner
Ransomware: Practical Reverse Engineeringwith Malcolm Shore1h 22m Intermediate
Malware: Defense and Responsewith Scott M Burrell40m 46s Intermediate
Windows Performance Toolkit: Malware Analysiswith Thomas Pantels1h 4m Intermediate
1. Ransomware Overview
2. Types of Ransomware
3. Safeguarding Windows
4. Good Practice
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