Mobile ransomware use jumps, blocking access to phones
The number of users infected with mobile ransomware is skyrocketing, as hackers try to expand the number of potential victims they can target.
Compared with a year ago, almost four times as many users are being attacked by mobile ransomware, security firm Kaspersky Lab said on Wednesday.
It’s a troubling trend. Ransomware has typically targeted PCs by encrypting all the information that is inside the targeted machines, and then holding the data hostage in exchange for money.