Infection by Localisation
Created the Monday 18 March 2019. Updated 1 month, 1 week ago.
Some malware are designed to only infect, and target machines located in certain geographic regions. This can be done using various techniques, such as checking the IP address of the machine to determine its location or using language-specific keywords in the malware code.
By limiting the scope of their attacks to specific geographic regions, attackers can avoid detection and prosecution by law enforcement agencies in other countries. This is often the case in Ransomware.
The resources provided below are associated links that will give you even more detailed information and research on current evasion technique. It is important to note that, while these resources may be helpful, it is important to exercise caution when following external links. As always, be careful when clicking on links from unknown sources, as they may lead to malicious content.