Mutant Malware Threatens US Android Phones
The company has released the Android 4.4-powered Campus A35K smartphone in the Indian market. Priced at INR 2,999, it is the countrys cheapest KitKat phone. According to Celkon, the smartphone features a 3.5-inch qHD display, 1GHz processor, Android 4.4.2 and 1400 mAh battery. It also packs 256MB of RAM, 512MB of on-board storage, microSD card slot and 3G support. In addition, Campus A35K comes with 3.2MP rear camera and VGA front camera. The smartphone will be exclusivily released on Snapdeal.com in Blue and White colour options.
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This new version of Svpeng got a makeover in looks as well as strength: Its screen overlay stops Android users from accessing any other device functions, and is difficult to circumvent because the malware launches upon reboot. (Affected users should use Google to learn how to put their specific device into “safe mode,” which may get around the lockout.) The creators have also customized the new variant of Svpeng to target Android users in the United States, tricking out the lock screen with an FBI logo. This version takes a picture of the infected phone’s user with the device’s front-facing camera and displays it on the screen, claiming the FBI have the image and know the user’s face. Users are then told to pay $200 in MoneyPak vouchers if they want to regain control of their phones, and are even directed users to stores in the U.S. that sell the vouchers. According to Kaspersky, 91 percent of the devices infected by this new Svpeng ransomware variant were located in the U.S., though it’s also been detected on phones in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, India and Russia. Svpeng isn’t even done growing yet.
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