Fear of the Target SDK, a story of a Ransomware

The main motivation behind this article was a recent (9/2021) twitter post from @elhackernet about SARA aka a Simple Android Ransomware Attack software. As I am kinda obsessed with malware applications, I downloaded the sample and started digging around.

Here is what I found…

Once upon a time in AndroidLand

There was a time when life was much easier for Android Malware developers. Back in those days of Android 5 or earlier (SDK 22 ), you didn’t have to ask the user’s permission…