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Over the last three years or so the Lads from Lagos are using tools more commonly associated with comparatively sophisticated criminal and espionage groups in order to steal business-critical data from enterprises.
Today's Nigerian criminals are using Remote Administration Tools (RATs) and other malware available through underground forums, including commercial RATs such as Net Wire, that establish complete control over infected systems.
The cover photo of Victor's Facebook profile shows a hand holding a small stack of $100 bills.
This is one of many photos of cash posted on his Facebook page, which uses the custom URL https:// - which was open to the public prior to its recent takedown.
Crooks spammed out a deluge of implausible letters in the faint hope of catching the occasional credulous soul who would act on the implausible claims they made.
Prospective marks were typically promised a cut in the share of funds / inheritance supposedly held in a bank account in exchange for their help as a supposed recipient of the funds.419 scammers are typically experts at social engineering, but novices with malware.Even so Palo Alto customers in Taiwan and South Korea have been targeted for attack by western African ne'er do wells over recent months.They used to fax but they have now discovered e-mail and can reach more potential marks.As ridiculous as these approaches seem, innocent people occasionally fall for them.They sometimes end up meeting a Nigerian in a plush hotel.