Ransomware makes the leap to smart TVs
NOT SO SMART NOW, HUH?
Twitter user Darren Cauthon recently found himself with an malwareinfected LG smart TV after his relatives apparently installed an unknown movie app. The ransomware, posing as an FBI penalty notice, asked for US$500 to unlock the device, which was running the now discontinued Google TV platform. With LG’s official support channels providing no assistance, it was only after pleading with the company via Twitter that Cauthon managed to obtain the instructions to factory-reset his TV and finally clear the infection. HD