Evil Corp Hackers’ Biggest Mistake Might Have Been Using Gmail

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November 24, 2015
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According to an affidavit from FBI special agent Brian Stevens unsealed today, the alleged masterminds were all connected to a handful of Gmail accounts. After serving a warrant on Google, the FBI had access to the contents of one key email address: iavorscaia@gmail.com. Within that account, believed to belong to Dridex administrator Smilex, they found a Dridex loader that attempted to download the malware by stitching it together from different websites.

Stevens’ account has a number of redactions that make it unclear what accounts were linked together, but it’s apparent backup emails for critical email accounts were also Gmail addresses.

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