Necurs botnet made headline again, the experts at IBM X-Force research team observed a spike in the activity of the infamous botnet.
Necurs was not active for a long period at the beginning of 2017 and resumed it activity in April 2017. The Necurs botnet was used in the past months to push many other malware, including Locky, Jaff, GlobeImposter, Dridex , Scarab and the Trickbot.
Scammers are mow using the Necurs botnet to send out an amazing number of messages offering companionship waiting for Valentine’s day.
Crooks are using the spam messages to trick victims into sharing personal photos that are used later by cybercriminals to blackmail the victims.