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Mobile ransomware targets Canadian porn viewers

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, May 5, 2015.

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    Canadian malware victims no longer have to put up with fake FBI notices telling them that they've been caught trying to download illegal content and now have to pay a fine.

    The latest variety of the Koler Android ransomware has been localized, and is smart enough to show Canadians a warning message purporting to be from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, according to a report by mobile security company Appthority.

    "This is the first one that we've seen specifically targeting Canadian citizens," said Domingo Guerra, Appthority's president and founder.

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    According to the company, the criminals either set up dummy or clone websites pretending to offer pornography, or put up ads on smaller, niche pornography sites.

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