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Phorpiex Botnet Sending Out Millions of Sextortion Emails Using Hacked Computers

By Mohit Kumar 17 Oct 2019 at 13:10

A decade-old botnet malware that currently controls over 450,000 computers worldwide has recently shifted its operations from infecting machines with ransomware or crypto miners to abusing them for sending out sextortion emails to millions of innocent people. Extortion by email is growing significantly, with a large number of users recently complaining about receiving sextortion emails that attempt to extort money from individuals by blackmailing them into exposing their sexual content...

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