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Cybercriminals filtering out victims by location

04
May
2016

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There’s a growing trend among cyber-criminals to target and even filter out specific countries when designing ransomware, according to SophosLabs.

To lure more victims with their attacks, cyber-criminals 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.

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