Botnets Come Out Of Hiding For Boston Bombing Spam

An Posting from Dark Reading about Botnets Come Out Of Hiding For Boston Bombing Spam : Spammers are harnessing two venerable botnets — Kelihos and Cutwail — to send out reams of deceptive emails disguised as news and video clips from the Boston Bombing, but that carry malicious payloads.

According to a blog by researchers at Trusteer, a large portion of the Boston Bombing spam emanates from Kelihos, a botnet targeted for termination by Microsoft last year and widely thought to be dead.

 

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