WannaLocker is the latest Android ransomware virus that aims to copycat the WannaCry virus, which caused a havoc couple of years back.The virus aims to set various different types of messages, containing the extortionist note and it’s main goal is to completely lock you out of your Android Device until you pay the hackers ransom. This ransom is in the form of BitCoins and the virus does not go away unless you pay. Not only this, bt WannaLocker may also steal your banking information by showing fake banking login pages. Only one more reason why you should read this article to learn how to get rid of this nasty piece of malware.
|Short Description||Ransomware on Android devices. Aims to add a lockscreen on your Phone without any ways to unlock it.|
|Symptoms||Initially, WannaLocker may show fake banking login pages to steal your banking information via phishing, but eventually may lock you out of your phone, showing it’s ransom message.|
|Distribution Method||Via a fake security app.|
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WannaLocker for Android – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
The main method via which WannaLocker may end up on your computer is as a result of unsafe web browsing. If you have visitied an unsafe page, it may add a fake Google Play Protect application on your Android smartphone. The outcome of this is that WannaLocker may begin performing it’s virus activities in the background and you may not even be able to notice.
Whatever the case may be, once the WannaLocker virus infects your Android phone, it’s first activities are the following:
- It harvests your SMS logs.
- It steals your call logs.
- It obtains your saved phone numbers.
- It obtains any financial details or credit card information you may have currently added on your app.
- It may attack banking apps, to obtain financial data from them.
When certain time passes by, the WannaLocker may then set your phone LockScreen to the following:
The end goal of this virus is to pay, but be advised that you should not trust these hackers under any circumstances since they may have already compromised your financial credentials.
Remove WannaLocker from Your Android
WannaLocker can be removed from Android if you follow the instructions underneath. Make sure to select the device you have and use the steps to factory erase it. But before doing that, we strongly advise that you try and BACKUP your files. One way of doing this is if you try connecting your phone to your computer and by trying to get your files out of there.