An analysis of the distribution infrastructure for the bothersome Android "Police Locker" ransomware has revealed that the attackers behind it are not putting all of their eggs in one basket, and have been looking to target Internet users using a variety of devices and software.
Ransomware is now one of the fastest growing classes of malicious software, says Kaspersky Lab researcher Fedor Sinitsyn.
Simplocker, the first Android ransomware that actually encrypts files located on the device, has begun to target English-speaking users, ESET researchers warn.
It was only a matter of time until cyber criminals got their hands on a piece of government-made malware and repurposed it for their own criminal needs.
Bitdefender warns that while CyptoLocker is currently disabled, it could come back to life at any moment.