In today’s mobile-first world, there is a dedicated app for everything - may it be for tracking your heartbeat, to ordering food, to dating. Solutions to most of today’s problems are - “there’s an app for that”. But malicious apps have become more challenging to detect as they excel at impersonating trusted ones.
PewCrypt is designed in such a way that it locks people from accessing their data. The ransomware claims that users will not get back their data until PewDiePie gets 100 million subscribers on YouTube.
A day after a Navi Mumbai hospital and hotel became targets of a ransomware attack, cyber fraudsters encrypted data belonging to a Dadar-based chartered accountant and demanded money to remove the block on the data on Monday.