New ransomware app found on Google Play Store steals user's contacts and SMS messages

Security researchers have detected a new zero-day mobile ransomware dubbed Charger hidden inside an app called EnergyRescue on the Google Play Store. According to the Check Point Mobile Threat Prevention team, the infected app steals contacts and SMS messages from a user’s device and requests administrative permissions.

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