Evil Corp, one of the biggest malware operations on the internet, has slowly returned to life after several of its members were charged by the US Department of Justice in December 2019.
In a report shared with ZDNet today, Fox-IT, a division within the NCC Group, has detailed the group’s latest activities following the DOJ charges.
The Evil Corp group, also known as the Dridex gang, has been active since 2007 when several members previously involved with the ZeuS banking trojan decided to try their own luck at distributing malware.
Ther initial efforts were focused on distributing the Cridex banking trojan, a malware strain that later evolved into the Dridex banking trojan, and later subsequently evolved into the Dridex multi-purpose malware toolkit.
Across the years, Evil Corp, through its Dridex operation became one of the largest malware and spam botnets on the internet. The group distributed their own malware, but also malware for other criminal groups, along with custom spam messaging.