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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MARCH 01: An aerial view of the statue of Christ the Redeemer during the opening ceremony of the festivities in honor of the 90th anniversary of the statue on March 1, 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The monument was inaugurated in 1931, and the announcement of the festivities coincides with today’s date when the city of Rio de Janeiro celebrates 456 years. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Potent Brazilian banking trojan resurfaces in South America, despite arrests that averted $4M theft

Police in Spain might averted big losses with some Mekotio-related arrests earlier this year, but the malware is back.
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A bus driver in Pernambuco, Brazil, wears a face mask with Brazil’s flag. Crooks in Brazil are impersonating government apps used to sign up for financial relief and sending people a flurry of text and email messages asking them to hand over their data. (Getty Images)

In Brazil, scammers see the coronavirus as a serious money-making opportunity

IBM has uncovered nearly 700 malicious websites related to COVID-19 in Brazil in recent months.
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