Researchers from Malwarebytes and X-Force IRIS
The attackers employed messages with several subject lines and attachment filenames composed to appear as sent by lovers, they used statements such as “Don’t tell anyone,” “I love you,” “Letter for you,” “Will be our secret,” and “Can’t forget you.”
The body of all the spam messages only contains the ‘
;)' text emoticon.
All the spam messages used a ZIP archive as
“Attached to each email is a ZIP archive with a name formatted as with only the #s changing,” reads the advisory published by IBM X-Force IRIS.
In an update provided on February 28, 2020, IBM researchers reported that this campaign appears to have temporarily halted.
In October 2019, researchers from the security firm Tesorion developed a
In February, Nemty ransomware operators announced that they will set up a website to leak the data stolen
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