Huge botnet swamps UK firms with 8 million phishing emails


Security experts today warned that a single botnet is being used to bombard UK firms with millions of phishing emails.

According to BlackSpider Technologies, the huge botnet of zombie computers controls more than 20,000 distinct IP addresses. It began sending out the phishing emails on Sunday, and over 24 hours the security firm estimates it sent out more than 8.1 million emails.

The subject lines of the emails invariably refer to either NatWest or Bank of Scotland. Huge botnet swamps UK firms with 8 million phishing emails - Personal Computer World

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