Last week, our EPIC analyst team identified and stopped a large botnet campaign targeting various sectors, with Consulting Services being the hardest hit. Over 17 million emails strong, this campaign used several unique email identifiers, but all linked back to the German based website: catcut[dot]net that points toward known Ukrainian spammers.
In the email campaign the spammer provides a link that directs users to a website that containing a very suspicious java script code. The code can infect systems operating on Windows or Macintosh platforms. The malicious website is also likely to send system information and credentials to the spammer.
This is uniquely dangerous because the site will likely steal your credentials which can be used as a gateway to future cyber attacks. As always, be very cautious when opening an email from an unknown sender and never click on a link that isn’t from a trusted site.
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