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New Spam Campaign via Necurs Botnet Tries to Manipulate the Stock Market
21 March 2017, 1:35 am

The Necurs botnet is known as the largest spam botnet in the world, particularly for distributing Locky ransomware and Dridex. Now, it looks like Necurs is taking on a new role as someone tries to manipulate the stock market. 

The discovery was made by Cisco's threat intelligence organization Talos, who notes that after being offline for several weeks, Necurs is back online. 

They noticed that not only was it back online, but it was spreading spam emails. This isn't anythign new since that's how malware is spread most often, but what stood out was the fact that the emails held no link or attachment. 

"This is not the first time that Necurs has been used to send high volume pump-and-dump emails. In analyzing previous telemetry data associated with these campaigns, we identified a similar campaign on December 20, 2016 shortly before the Necurs botnet went offline for an extended period. This strateg... (read more)

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