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15:56 11/01/2017

Ransomware on smart TVs is here and removing it can be a pain

It took a year from proof of concept to in-the-wild attack, but ransomware for Android-based smart TVs is now here. As one victim discovered this Christmas, figuring out how to clean such an infection can be quite difficult. Ransomware for Android phones has already been around for several years and security experts have warned in the past that it’s only a matter of time until such malicious programs start affecting smart TVs, especially since some of them also run Android.