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Cybercriminals Become Greedy, Ask Ransomware Victims to Buy AV

03
Dec
2013

Cybercriminals are trying to make an extra buck by tricking unsuspecting users into buying an antivirus from them for $500 (370). A few months ago, Malwarebytes researchers came across a browser-based FBI ransomware designed to trick victims into paying a so-called fine for accessing illegal content online. Later, the same cybercrooks started demanding more money from internauts who wanted to have their criminal records deleted. Now, theyrs…

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