ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection, released its white paper “The Rise of Android Ransomware” [BO1]. The report tracks the developing trend of this especially insidious malware. Whether via encryption capabilities (as discovered by ESET in 2014 with Simplocker), with PIN locking capabilities (as LockerPin discovered by ESET in 2015) or simply lockscreen ability, this type of malware increasingly endangers Android users and continues in keeping our researchers busy. This ESET research paper, published ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, addresses this topic. ESET will be located in Hall 5, Booth B05. The largest expo for the mobile industry starts on February 22 in Barcelona, Spain.