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Ahead of this week's G20 summit in Saint Petersburg, Russia, attackers are leveraging the meeting's visibility in targeted attacks. One particular campaign we have identified is targeting multiple groups. They include financial institutions, financial services companies, government organizations, and organizations involved in economic development.   Figure 1. Email purporting to be from G20 Representative   […]

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In the past few weeks we have been following the relatively new “police ransomware” family we call Trojan:HTML/Browlock. This ransomware is very simple, and just uses the browser to display a lock screen demanding the victim to pay a fake fine and plays tricks to prevent closing the browser tab.Since we first saw it targeting […]

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Andrey Sabelnikov, who Microsoft accused last week of being the mastermind behind the Kelihos botnet, has protested his innocence. The 31-year-old programmer from St Petersburg became the subject of headlines around the world after Microsoft told US courts that they believed he created the Kelihos malware, and alleged that he “used the malware to control, […]

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