Threat Type: Trojan
In the wild: Yes
A new variant of this mobile malware (ANDROIDOS_SLOCKER.OPST) is known to have the same GUI as WannaCry, and are capable of encrypting files.
Locks mobile device
This malware disguises itself as a system update. During installation, the user is prevented from performing any other actions.
Thirty minutes may pass before the installation transitions into the locking of the affected mobile device. The device is therefore rendered inaccessible.
Should the lock screen be shown, the malware will then notify the user to enter an iTunes code as payment for the device's remote unlocking.
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