OCERT warns Android users of new ransomware

OmanCERT has reported that hackers have developed an Android ransomware that looks like WannaCry ransomware and tricks the Android users into paying the ransom. Oman Cert has urged Android users to install programmes from official websites, have a backup of all files stored in the mobile and read the access permissions sought by the applications.
The ransomware is called WannaLocker, spreading through gaming forums, and the malicious application containing WannaLocker is disguised as a plugin for the King of Glory – a very popular mobile game.
The WannaLocker ransomware appears to be the work of amateurs. The WannaLocker wants victims to pay a ransom of around $6 via Chinese payment providers QQ, Alipay, or WeChat, instead of bitcoin.