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22nd March 2023 Issue no. 648
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'Adult player' app snaps intimate photos of you - then locks you out of phone and demands £330 ransom
A pornographic Android app that secretly snaps pictures of people before blocking their phones has been discovered by a security company.
'Adult Player' promised on-the-go filth but was in fact an example of ransomware that tricked those that used it. The app would use the phone's front-facing camera to take a picture of whoever was using it and then lock the gadget completely. It would demand £330 in ransom before the phone was able to be used again.
The racket was discovered by American security company Zscaler.
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