When most people think of ransomware, they think of malware infecting their laptop or desktop computers and demanding a payment to release the computer and files contained within. In a new twist, the “FLocker” Android based ransomware is now beginning to infect smart TVs. This particular ransomware accuses the victims of crimes it didn’t commit, and demands a $200 iTunes gift card as payment. A downfall for the hackers using the smart TV as a hostage is that the TVs usually don’t contain very valuable personal data or files, so victims are generally less likely to pay the ransom. Read more at Infosecurity Magazine.
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