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Android Ransomware Kits on the Rise in the Dark Web

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Android Ransomware Kits on the Rise in the Dark Web More than 5,000 Android ransomware kit listings have been spotted so far this year, with the median price range hitting $200.

Most ransomware kits still focus on targeting Windows systems, butAndroid ransomware kits are selling for a premium and are expected to grow in volume and price, according to a new report.

Android ransomware kits sell for a median price that is 20 times higher than the $10 median price of Windows ransomware kits, Carbon Black found. And at the high-end, Carbon Black this year found 1,683 Android ransomware kits out of a total of 5,050 that cost anywhere from $250 to $850.

Earlier this year, for example, cybercriminals launched DoubleLocker ransomwarefor Android devices to not only lock up their data but also change their pin. One cybercriminal wanted $854 for the Locker Android ransomware kit, according to Carbon Black.

Several catalysts are expected to drive the price and sales volume of these...(continued)

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