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Browlock Ransomware Targets Russian Users, Experts Warn

28
Apr
2014

While it might not be as difficult to remove as other types of ransomware, Browlock, which blocks browsers in an attempt to trick users into paying a fine, can still help cybercriminals make a hefty profit. Researchers from F-Secure say that the threat now targets Russian users.

When victims visit a Browlock website, theyre presented with a lock page that informs them that they must pay 1,000 Rubles ($27 / 20), otherwise they can go do prison for accessing illegal c…

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