World’s biggest botnet delivers new ransomware threat

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The latest Global Threat Index from cyber security specialist Check Point reveals that the Necurs spam botnet — reckoned to be the largest in the world — is being used to distribute one of the latest ransomware threats. During the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, Necurs sent over 12 million emails in just one morning, distributing the relatively new Scarab ransomware, first seen in June 2017. “The re-emergence of the Necurs botnet highlights how malware that may seem to be fading away doesn’t always disappear or become any less of a threat,” says Maya Horowitz, threat intelligence, group manager at…

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