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World's Biggest Botnet Just Sent 12.5 Million Emails With Scarab Ransomware

World's Biggest Botnet Just Sent 12.5 Million Emails With Scarab Ransomware

November 27, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A massive malicious email campaign that stems from the world's largest spam botnet Necurs is spreading a new strain of ransomware at the rate of over 2 million emails per hour and hitting computers across the globe. The popular malspam botnet Necrus which has previously found distributing Dridex banking trojan , Trickbot banking trojan , Locky ransomwar e, and Jaff ransomware , has now started spreading a new version of Scarab ransomware. According to F-Secure , Necurs botnet is the most prominent deliverer of spam emails with five to six million infected hosts online monthly and is responsible for the biggest single malware spam campaigns. Scarab ransomware is a relatively new ransomware family that was initially spotted by ID Ransomware creator Michael Gillespie in June this year. Massive Email Campaign Spreads Scarab Ransomware According to a blog post published by security firm Forcepoint, the massive email campaign spreading Scarab ransomware virus started at
Script Kiddies can Now Create their Own Ransomware using This Kit

Script Kiddies can Now Create their Own Ransomware using This Kit

August 19, 2015Khyati Jain
Don't panic! You heard it right. A Turkish security researcher named Utku Sen has posted a fully functional Ransomware code on open source code sharing website GitHub . The Ransomware dubbed Hidden Tear , uses AES Encryption to lock down files before displaying a ransom message warning to get users to pay up. The currently undetectable version of ransomware can be modified and implemented accordingly, as it contains every feature a cybercriminal can expect from modern malware. Sen describes his Ransomware as "a ransomware-like file crypter sample which can be modified for specific purposes." This means even script kiddies can now develop their own Ransomware to threaten people. The Hidden Tear — Free Ransomware Kit The " Hidden Tear " Ransomware package consists of four files namely: Hidden-Tear-Decrypter Hidden-Tear .gitignore README.md Hidden Tear Ransomware is capable of : Using AES algorithm to encrypt files Sendi
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