Friday, December 8, 2023

New Ransomware, Attack Android Phones which Looks like Wannacry

A New Android  Ransomware spreading through Chinese game “King glory” attack Android Mobile phones spotted in China.This ransomware developed by using same graphics of wannacry Ransomware which was targetted only Windows Platform.

According to Qihoo 360 mobile guards, This ransomware Damage will be heavier since it targeting Android Devices and can easily spread around the world.

“It starts by hiding its icon from the app drawer and changing the main wallpaper to an anime image. Then, it starts encrypting files stored on the device’s external storage.”

Once This Ransomware Installed into to the Android Mobile Device, its will start the encryption process of Victims Photos, Files and asks victims to Pay the Ransom.

Ransomware that Attack Android Phones which Looks like Wannacry
                            Execution Flow
Ransomware that Attack Android Phones which Looks like Wannacry
            Execution Flow

Image Credit: Qihoo 360 

360 mobile guards Reports that, Almost all the Android Mobile phone Vulnerable to this Ransomware and it may cause the user to lose entire personal information.

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Spreading through Social Platform

This Ransomware file spreads using the mostly used social media such as Forum, Gaming Groups, Chat Applications, and other Social Media.

Once the phone gets’s Affected by this ransomware, it will encrypt the whole Mobile data which will be inaccessible Encryption Format and it will change the Mobile wallpaper as we can see above Image.

This  Ransomware for Android devices is asking users to pay the ransom fee of 40 Chinese Renminbi ($6) via Chinese payment providers QQ, Alipay, or WeChat.

Unlike the Traditional method for asking Ransom through Bitcoins, this Ransomware Author Might not be aware of the Bitcoin and this payment method leads to easily find the payment transaction of Destination.

This Ransomware using AES encryption and most of the character Displays mixture of Chinese and Latin characters  If the user does not decrypt within three days, the ransom will double, the week does not decrypt, all the files in the phone will be deleted.

If the user does not decrypt within three days, the ransom will double, the week does not decrypt, all the files in the phone will be deleted.

Similar As wannacry  and EternaBlue

Computer Version of  This ransomware similarly looks like an NSA Malware EternalBlue, and it seems to have similar functions as well.

Graphical interface and this ransomware Android version having many Similar Functions and Author Developed this Malware with Help of wannacry Architecture.

Ransomware that Attack Android Phones which Looks like Wannacry

“According to the 360, mobile phone guards received the report shows that at present, has been detected infected with this blackmail virus users as “king glory” players. 360 mobile guards security experts say criminals is the use of this popular hand tour, trick players to install, in order to achieve the purpose of widespread communication.”

This ransomware will only encrypt files under 10KB in size and it doesn’t encrypt files whose names start with a dot or files located in folders that include ”Android”, “com”, “DCIM”, “download” since Android have some Limitation in terms of Encryption.

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BALAJI is an Ex-Security Researcher (Threat Research Labs) at Comodo Cybersecurity. Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder - Cyber Security News & GBHackers On Security.

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