- June 5, 2014
- July 24, 2014 12:18:52 PM
Android.Simplocker is a Trojan horse for Android devices that may encrypt files on the compromised device. It then asks the user to pay in order to decrypt these files.
Android package file
The Trojan may arrive as a package with the following characteristics:
Once installed, the application will display an icon of the Google Android mascot with the text "Sex xonix"
For more information see our blog:
Simplocker: First Confirmed File-Encrypting Ransomware for Android
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version June 5, 2014 revision 005
Latest Rapid Release version January 14, 2015 revision 007
Initial Daily Certified version June 5, 2014 revision 017
Latest Daily Certified version January 14, 2015 revision 020
Initial Weekly Certified release date June 11, 2014
Click for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Wild Level: Low
Number of Infections: 0 - 49
Number of Sites: 0 - 2
Geographical Distribution: Low
Threat Containment: Easy
Damage Level: Medium
Payload: Encrypts files.
Writeup By: Roberto Sponchioni, Zhicheng Zeng