NemucodAES Ransomware, Kovter Click-Fraud Malware Spreading in Same Campaigns

By Tom Spring

Two malware families, NemucodAES and Kovter, are being packaged together in .zip attachments and delivered via active spam campaigns. Researcher Brad Duncan said, “together these two pieces of malware could deliver a nasty punch.”


Duncan, a handler at the SANS Institute Internet Storm Center, said that during the past two weeks he has noticed a significant increase in malicious spam delivering .zip archives with JavaScript files designed to download and install NemucodAES ransomware and Kovter click-fraud malware on a victim’s Windows PC.


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