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Large Botnet Comes Back To Life — With More Malware

A botnet associated with the huge volumes of Dridex and Locky-laden emails in recent months has resumed operations after mysteriously going dark for three weeks.

Researchers from multiple firms report seeing a sharp increase in malicious traffic originating from the Necurs botnet, after a significant drop-off beginning May 31.

AppRiver security analyst Jonathan French spotted the botnet back in action on June 21 in the form of a massive Locky email campaign. From an average of between three million- to 10 million emails with malicious attachments per day since the beginning of June, the number suddenly shot up to 80 million malicious emails on June 21, and 160 million on June 22, French said.

Russia Refuses to Extradite the ‘Botnet King’ to Stand Trial for Bank Fraud

Information Warfare: Russian Sanctuary For The Zombie King The U.S. FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) recently announced a reward of $3 million for information leading to the capture of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev. This fellow is the creator of the Gameover Zeus botnet, which the FBI thought they had put out of action in mid-2o14. They …

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FBI Offering $4.3 Million For Help Finding Cyber Most-Wanted

Big prize still going to whomever can help find Gameover ZeuS mastermind. The FBI’s updated Cyber Most Wanted List now includes 15 men (no women). The Bureau is still not offering monetary rewards for information leading to the arrests of five members of the People’s Republic of China’s People’s Liberation Army who remain on the …

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