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Pushdo spamming botnet gains strength again


IDG News Service - (International) Security researchers at Fidelis Cybersecurity reported that an updated version of the Pushdo botnet has infected systems in over 50 countries with the Fareit and Cutwail malware as well as the Dyre and Zeus banking trojans. The spamming botnet has been in operation since 2007 due to its frequently changing command and control (C&C) system that generates 30 domain names a day that infected computers can contact.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:09