Coronavirus tracking app locks up Android phones for ransom

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by guest, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. guest

    guest Guest

    Coronavirus tracking app locks up Android phones for ransom
    March 13, 2020
    DomainTools: CovidLock: Mobile Coronavirus Tracking App Coughs Up Ransomware
  2. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

    Jan 2, 2006
    Always some scumbag taking advantage of a bad situation in order to make a profit.
    ****** me off.
  3. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    DC Metro Area
    DOJ priortizing prosecution of coronavirus scammers

    "If you're ... installing malware in apps designed for people to track the spread of the virus or posing as the CDC or WHO in phishing emails, the DOJ is coming after you. AG Barr directed all U.S. attorneys today to prioritize these prosecutions."

    EASTER Registered Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    U.S.A. (South)
    That being said is there a valid recently fashioned app that can track Covid-19 with some reasonable reliability without risking bad actor enhancement
  5. guest

    guest Guest

  6. guest

    guest Guest

    Use this code to remove the Coronavirus Tracker ransomware
    March 18, 2020
  7. guest

    guest Guest

    Android Surveillance Campaign Leverages COVID-19 Crisis
    March 19, 2020
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  8. A_mouse

    A_mouse Registered Member

    Jul 29, 2019
    A field
    When the story broke I went to the site and grabbed a copy.
    At that point no AV listed a detection so I sent a copy to Avira and also reported the domain.
    It is useful if the community also leap at reporting the sites because they are the point of distribution.
    The file is now very well detected by most AV and the domain taken down.
  9. guest

    guest Guest

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  10. guest

    guest Guest

    Fake Android coronavirus app reveals possible iPhone spyware
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  11. guest

    guest Guest

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