Sextortion Emails Sent by Emotet Earn 10 Times More Than Necurs

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Sextortion Emails Sent by Emotet Earn 10 Times More Than Necurs

Sextortion scammers are now targeting potential victims with spam sent to their work emails via the Emotet botnet, a distribution channel 10 times more effective than previous ones according to research published today by IBM X-Force.

Sextortion is a type of email scam first seen in the wild during July 2018 when crooks started emailing potential targets and claiming that they have them recorded on video while browsing adult sites.

To increase their scams messages’ credibility, in some cases the scammers also include the victims’ passwords leaked¬†with the email addresses as part of a data breach dump.¬†

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