What is a Mobile ransomware in the context of ransomwares and ransomvirus?

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What is a Mobile ransomware in the context of ransomwares and ransomvirus?

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With the increased popularity of ransomware on PC platforms, ransomware targeting mobile operating systems has also proliferated. Typically, mobile ransomware payloads are blockers, as there is little incentive to encrypt data since it can be easily restored via online synchronization.[56] Mobile ransomware typically targets the Android platform, as it allows applications to be installed from third-party sources.[56][57] The payload is typically distributed as an APK file installed by an unsuspecting user; it may attempt to display a blocking message over top of all other applications,[57] while another used a form of clickjacking to cause the user to give it "device administrator" privileges to achieve deeper access to the system.

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