Local cost of a Big Mac decides ransom amount for Fatboy ransomware

Location, location, location … you’ve heard it many times before but not when it comes to a ransomware deciding a ransom amount. Fatboy, a ransomware-as-a-service, is believed to be the first ransomware that automatically adjusts the ransom amount based on a victim’s location.

Just when you think you’ve heard every conceivable ransomware demand – not just ransoms paid in bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies like Monero, or paid in iTunes or Amazon gift cards, ransomware which costs nothing for decryption as long as you infect two other people, or even ransomware that demands a high score on a shooter game before decrypting drives – now there’s a ransomware that charges victims based on the Big Mac Index.

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Source: Computerworld.com | Security

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