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Qakbot Botnet Sprouts Fangs, Injects Malware into Email Threads

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Mar
2022
Qakbot Botnet Sprouts Fangs, Injects Malware into Email Threads

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The Qakbot botnet is getting more dangerous, sinking its fangs into email threads and injecting malicious modules to pump up the core botnet’s powers.

On Thursday, Sophos published a deep dive into the botnet, describing how researchers have recently seen it spreading through email thread hijacking – an attack in which malware operators malspam replies to ongoing email threads.

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