Disorderly conduct: localized malware impersonates the police

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Disorderly conduct: localized malware impersonates the police
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Botnet Cutwail, Gema
Malware
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Origin
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Vulnerability
CCProtocol
Date 2011 / 19 Dec 2011
Editor/Conference Microsoft
Link http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2011/12/19/disorderly-conduct-localized-malware-impersonates-the-police.aspx (Archive copy)
Author Horea Coroiu
Type

Abstract

We have recently seen the emergence of several samples of a ransomware family localized into different languages. Malware that relies on localized social engineering tactics has been around for a few years, as we discussed in our two-part series on Program:Win32/Pameseg, and as evident in the surge of password stealers targeting Brazilian online banking websites. Ransomware, which renders a computer unusable and then demands payment, supposedly to make it usable again, has existed for quite some time as well.

Bibtex

 @misc{Coroiu2011BFR942,
   editor = {Microsoft},
   author = {Horea Coroiu},
   title = {Disorderly conduct: localized malware impersonates the police},
   date = {19},
   month = Dec,
   year = {2011},
   howpublished = {\url{http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2011/12/19/disorderly-conduct-localized-malware-impersonates-the-police.aspx}},
 }