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      From Catalin Cimpanu at bleepingcomputer:

      Over 43 million email addresses have leaked from the command and control server of a spam botnet, a security researcher has told Bleeping Computer today.
      The leaky server came to light while a threat intelligence analyst from Vertek Corporation, was looking into a recent malware campaign distributing a version of the Trik trojan, which was later infecting users with a second-stage payload —the GandCrab 3 ransomware.

      Read more info: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/trik-spam-botnet-leaks-43-million-email-addresses/

      Top 100 email domains included in the leaked data is disturbing and that’s not all of them!

      The email addresses are from everywhere,” the researcher told us. ” There were 4.6 million unique email domains. Everything from .gov to .com, and domain of several private businesses.

      Be on your guard when opening emails.

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      Microfix wrote:

      Be on your guard when opening emails.


      This fundamental message can’t be overstated or overemphasized or over-repeated. Thanks for the important reminder!

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