711 million email accounts susceptible to new spambot

The Verge

Source: The Verge

“A new spambot called Onliner has been discovered which can bypass spam filters and target 711 million email addresses, as noted by ZDNet. Onliner is used to send the banking malware Ursnif to vulnerable Windows computers. The trojan then steals passwords, credit card details, and other personal information by tricking a user into open[ing] an attachment on the email which causes the malware to download, infecting the computer. The emails can been seen disguised as invoices from government bodies, hotel reservation details, and DHL notifications.” (08/31/17)