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New type of ransomware threatens to share your browsing history

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18 July 2017

This malware claims to make a copy of your browsing history and threatens to share it will all of your contacts unless you pay a ransom.
LeakerLocker was discovered by cyber security firm McAfee and has been found in two android apps: Wallpapers Blur HD and Booster & Cleaner Pro.

What to do now

  • If you have downloaded either application—uninstall these apps immediately.
  • DO NOT pay the ransom.
  • Clear your browsing history.

Stay safe

  • Be wise in your choice of applications and research before downloading (i.e. read user reviews, check required permissions and search the name to see if any warnings exist).
  • Ensure your software is updated.
  • Clear your browsing history regularly.
  • Back-up your device regularly.

More information

Stay Smart Online has more information on how to protect yourself from malware and ransomware.
The information provided here is of a general nature. Everyone's circumstances are different. If you require specific advice you should contact your local technical support provider.