LG Smart TV Screen Bricked After Android Ransomware Infection. Hacker asking for $500 in Ransom.
A ransomware infecting a Television should not be surprising for the readers since security researchers have already identified Android-based TV sets are vulnerable to such attacks, but the below-mentioned incident is somewhat brutal.
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About two days ago a Twitter user going by the handle of @D shared a picture with the public showing that an LG smart TV running Google TV belonging to one of his family members was infected with an Android ransomware malware and displaying a ransom note all over the screen and what’s worse is that Cauthon also mentioned that there’s no way out of restarting as the device displays the same ransom note after restart demanding money to get rid of the infection.
The good news is that Cauthon has contacted LG Electronics who have given him detailed instructions on how to perform a factory reset on the TV. Remember, a factory reset, also known as master reset, is a software restore of an electronic device to its original system state by erasing all of the information stored on the device in an attempt to restore the device’s software to its original manufacturer settings.
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