Phorpiex botnet made $115,000 in five months just from mass-spamming sextortion emails

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

Researchers at cyber-security firm Check Point say they’ve tracked one of the sources of the recent rise in sextortion emails to a good ol’ friend — the Phorpiex spam botnet, also known as Trik.

Check Point says that since April, they’ve seen the botnet send out multiple spam campaigns with a “sextortion” lure — claiming to have compromising images or videos of the email recipient, and requesting a ransom demand.

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