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Cryptowall 3.0 Infections Spike from Angler EK, Malicious Spam Campaigns

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Jun
2015
Cryptowall 3.0 Infections Spike from Angler EK, Malicious Spam Campaigns

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Since the Exploit Kit began in late May spreading 3.0 ransomware, traffic containing the malware has continued to grow, putting more potential victims in harm’s way.

Today, the SANS Internet Storm Center reported that Cryptowall 3.0 infections are emanating from not only the prolific exploit kit, but also from malicious spam campaigns. The two means of infections share some common characteristics, lending credence to the theory that the same group may be behind both.

 

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