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browser history for blackmail


The virus has learned to use the browser history for blackmail

Fraudsters who send fake notifications on behalf of the government or law enforcement authorities that the user’s computer listed for suspicious activity, began to use the new technology. For greater credibility of its threats cybercriminals started using browsers history of victims.

Recall that extortionists usually send notice to potential victims that they have ever visited prohibited resources, or are engaged in distribution of illegal content, and so the system was subjected to blocking. To unlock the computer user to pay a fine.

Malefactors are sure that scared owners of the blocked computers won’t understand the events and silently will pay fine. (more…)