Andromeda Botnet Satisfies Pizza Craving With July Spam Campaign Targeting Italy
Security Update : Two massive spam campaigns that delivered over 210,000 emails flooded the inboxes of Italian users with files that carried the Andromeda malware.
The spam campaigns took place on July 4-5 and on July 11-14, and according to the security researchers from Palo Alto Networks, the crooks intentionally targeted Italian users.
In fact, based on clues in the emails, 97.4 percent of all the spammed content was aimed at Italian users.
The clues include the spam email subject lines (which were all in Italian), the file attachment’s name (also in Italian), and the email address used to send the spam (spoofed addresses belonging to Aruba.it, an Italian-based Web hosting provider, and other Italian domains).
All files attached to these emails were spreading Andromeda, a malware dropper that adds infected computers to the Andromeda botnet.
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