Ransomware is typically stuff you would see on your PC or desktop but now its moved to Android which can be vulnerable to attacks as its easy to install files that are not found on the Play Store,there is APK files and lots of sites offering apps for free but you need to be very very careful about doing so,by default your Android device is set NOT to install files from other sources so you should be safe enough as your device would warn your prior..What happens here with this app is that photographs of the users are then incorporated into a digital ransom note asking for $500 to be paid via PayPal.
The app in question is called Adult Player which lures you into thinking its a porn player then it secretly takes images of the user of the app,then they demand ransom and lock your device.However it can be unlocked free of charge by starting in safe mode.. How to do it should you be caught ???
- Boot device into safe mode (Please note that entering “safe mode” varies depending on your device). Safe mode boots the device with default settings without running third party apps.
- Uninstalling ransomware from device requires you to first remove administrator privilege. To do the same, go to Settings –> Security –> Device Administrator and select ransomware app, then deactivate.
- Once this is done, you can go to Settings –> Apps –> Uninstall ransomware app.
The simple option here is dont be an idiot and download the app,you have been warned.