The Necurs botnet is a distributor of many pieces of malware, most notably Locky.
Around June 1, 2016, the botnet went offline, perhaps due to a glitch in the command and control server running Necurs. However, three weeks later, Jon French from AppRiver discovered a spike in spam emails, signifying either a temporary spike in the botnet's activity or return to its normal pre-June 1 state.
- Command and control (malware)
- Gameover ZeuS
- Operation Tovar
- Timeline of computer viruses and worms
- Tiny Banker Trojan
- Zeus (malware)
- Zombie (computer science)
- French, Jon. "Necurs BotNet Back With A Vengeance Warns AppRiver". Retrieved 27 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Pump and dump spam: Incapta Inc (INCT)". Retrieved 22 Mar 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Hackers behind Locky and Dridex start spreading new ransomware". Retrieved 27 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)