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Botnet sent millions of emails in LockBit Black ransomware campaign
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Botnet sent millions of emails in LockBit Black ransomware campaign

The Phorpiex botnet has been used to send millions of phishing emails in an effort to spread the LockBit Black ransomware since April. According to a warning issued on Friday by New Jersey's Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC), the attackers employ ZIP attachments that contain an executable that, when started, encrypts the PCs of the receivers with the LockBit Black payload. The LockBit 3.0 constructor, which was made public by an unhappy developer on Twitter in September 2022, was probably used to create the LockBit Black encryptor used in these attacks. It is thought that this effort is unrelated to the LockBit ransomware operation itself. "Jenny Brown" or "Jenny Green" aliases are being used to send these phishing emails with subject lines like read more...