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Cybercriminals filtering out victims by location

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, May 3, 2016.

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    There’s a growing trend among cybercriminals to target and even filter out specific countries when designing ransomware, according to SophosLabs. To lure more victims with their attacks, cybercriminals are now crafting customized spam to carry threats using regional vernacular, brands and payment methods for better cultural compatibility. Ransomware cleverly disguised as authentic email notifications, complete with counterfeit local logos, is more believable, highly clickable and therefore more financially rewarding to the criminal. To be as … More →

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