Detect Date 01/16/2017
Class Trojan
Platform WinLNK

Malicious LNK files of this family imitate shortcuts for popular browsers. When clicked, they open a page (indicated inside the malicious file) in a browser. Often these pages have names confusingly similar to those of search engines, and redirect users to questionable sites.

Geographical distribution of attacks by the Trojan.WinLNK.StartPage family

Geographical distribution of attacks during the period from 16 January 2016 to 16 January 2017

Top 10 countries with most attacked users (% of total attacks)

Country % of users attacked worldwide*
1 Russian Federation 35.29
2 India 6.33
3 Vietnam 4.82
4 Brazil 4.09
5 Germany 3.94
6 Ukraine 3.39
7 France 2.38
8 Kazakhstan 2.31
9 Turkey 2.09
10 Algeria 2.04

* Percentage among all unique Kaspersky users worldwide attacked by this malware

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