A story in anatolh.com in Greek is alerting owners of Android smartphones and tablets of a menacing malware using GPS. The malware recognises the phone/tablet’s location and sends a message to the user to say the National Police (in this case Greece) has locked the phone’s files. To unlock the device a payment is required.
(The message is likely to be in Greek, I suppose.)
Actually, this malware does not encrypt files as is usually the case and files can be opened and the offending malware removed with simple actions.
All this information comes from the Police division in Greece handling crimes on the Internet which is called the ‘Directorate of Electronic Crime’.
The Directorate says don’t pay money if your device gets targetted but instead call their special hotline to know how to remove the malware.
That all important number for this or any other similar issue is 111 88 in Greece.
Upon doing a goog search I found “Android Police Virus” which matches all the criteria mentioned by the Greek police and has recently been updated”¦ lots of information on it. If interested check the link below which also gives advice on how to check your smartphone for any infection be it virus or malware, etc.