The Kelihos Botnet Shifts to Banking Trojans and Ransomware Distribution

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Image Source: Google Images

The MalwareTech security expert discovered that the Kelihos botnet, also known as Waledac, has started dropping banking Trojans and ransomware instead of its standard “pump-and-dump” spams while adding more and more new bots during the summer.

Kelihos is one of the oldest botnets, first spotted way back in 2008, but it has managed to survive a couple of sinkhole attempts and it is still active.

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