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Android ransomware poses as FBI smut warning

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Are you surprised?

<disclaimer>Views are to be interpreted as the personal opinions of an individual and not that of the eBay inc company PayPal</disclaimer>

"So, since PayPal happily processes these ransom payments, aren't they liable for participation in this criminal activity?"

Yes......if we detect it and allow it to continue. We have recently settled/ been fined for not stopping some transactions with countries on the OFAC list (AFAIK we volunteered this info)

"Can't their database help track down the original perpetrators?"

Well, the database itself doesn't do this , but I am just splitting hairs. If I take your meaning to be "do we work with law enforcement to track down these b***ards" then : Yes.

"Can't PayPal freeze these accounts and at least trap whatever balance they may contain and keep it out of the perp's hands?"

We can & we do.

"It sure doesn't make things any easier when such large entities enable activity like this."

You'd be surprised how many people in here do nothing all day but stop this kind of crap.

Anon for several reasons

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