Malware Upgrades to Evilware, Hijacking Email In Order to Send Death Threats
Three people in Japan were arrested recently when emails containing death threats were sent from their email accounts. The very specific and highly targeted messages included the threat of mass murder, blowing up famous shrines, an email to an airline threatening to bomb commercial aircraft and warnings to a kindergarten that hosted a child from a royal family. The menacing emails were traced back to a malware infection named Backdoor.Rabasheeta. Once the malware was discovered, the three people arrested were released without charge.