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Trojan:W32/Nymaim has been found to be delivered via exploit kits, or in files (typically using filenames related to popular keyword searches) that are downloaded from various malicious websites.
If Nymaim is launched on a device, it will attempt to either lock the screen or download additional malware. If the user is located in a country in Europe or North America, the malware will download a customized lockscreen for that particular country; the lockscreen will display the ransom demand. If the user is in a country for which no customized lockscreen is available, Nymain will download a second-stage component which can be used at a later time to download additional malware.
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