Phorpiex malware botnet just won’t go away

The Phorpiex malware botnet has lurked around the internet for years and is used to deliver ransomware, spam email and more, but now Microsoft’s security team are taking a closer look at it.

The botnet has been known for using old-fashioned worms that spread via removable USB drives and instant messaging apps, began diversifying its infrastructure in recent years to become more resilient and to deliver more dangerous payloads, Microsoft said. The botnet’s geographic targeting for bot distribution and installation expanded, too, it said: more recent activity shows a shift to a more global distribution.

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Source: ZDNet