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Beware!! 230 Million Necurs Botnet Sending as Valentine’s Day Dating Spam Messages With Malware

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary Valentine’s Day Dating spam

A must-read story from gbhackers.com reveals one of the largest Necurs Botnets and well-known for distributing ransomware, spam, and banking robots in a current campaign, sending Valentine’s Day Dating spam. In the past, it was responsible for distributing various kinds of ransomware like JAFF Ransomware and Bank Trojans. .

Necurs bots can send more than 230 million dating spam messages through its current campaign, The first campaign began on January 16 and lasted until January 18, followed by a second starting January 27 and ending on February 3. More may follow.

Valentine’s Day Dating spam campaign

Security researchers from IBM X-Force track spam campaigns, sending more than 30 million e-mails daily, and current events provide short e-mails from imaginary Russian women living in the United States. Although typical spam is famous for spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, these samples are fairly well worded.
The first battle began on January 16 and lasted until January 18, followed by the January 27 war, which passed away on February 3.

The researchers said that based on the information displayed, the activity was conducted for Facebook or Badoo users. The robot uses more than 950,000 IPs to send Valentine’s Day spam messages.

Valentine’s Day Dating spam

Junk emails contain only basic text and may not be able to convince many people. The largest Spam-Sending IP was hosted by a Pakistan-based ISP, sending more than 655 times.

More than 55% of the IPs involved in sending spam were held in India and Vietnam. Attackers constantly change IP addresses to avoid blacklisting and blocking.

Botnets are constantly changing the way they spread and are always looking for new ways to change their file types and email policies.

How To Stay Safe and in Safe Harbor on Cyber from Valentine’s Day Dating spam

1. There is a unique email address.
2. Do not open any attachments without proper verification.
3. Do not open e-mail voluntary e-mail.
4. Use spam filters and anti-spam gateways.
5. Never reply to any spam.

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Necurs bot which is one of the biggest bot and well know for distributing Ransomware, spam emails and bank bots. In the past, it is responsible for spreading various ransomware like JAFF Ransomware, banking trojan. In the current campaign, it sends Valentine’s Day Spam Messages. With its current campaign Necurs sents more than 230 million dating Engaging post, Read More…

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