28 Jan 2021

Cops Disrupt Emotet, the Internet’s ‘Most Dangerous Malware’

Emotet, one of the world’s more notorious botnets in the world, has been wrecking chaos all over the internet for half a decade. However, a massive global police investigation has allegedly resulted in Emotet’s takedown and the arrest of multiple operators and members of the criminal operation behind the botnet.

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08 Jan 2021

Emotet Tops Malware Charts in December After Reboot

The Emotet Trojan, after undergoing a makeover, is back at the top of malware charts, according to Check Point’s Global Threat Index for December 2020. Emotet was re-designed to boast more evasive strategies that prevent detection. The malware was in fifth place in the Global Threat Index in November but

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23 Dec 2020

Emotet Campaign Restarts After Seven-Week Hiatus

An email campaign attempting to spread the malware with the Emotet downloader returned after being inactive after October 30. Three surges were seen in October with spam emails containing the Emotet downloader targeted vulnerable users. The malware often caused a Ryuk ransomware infection or there were also attempts to steal

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02 Oct 2020

Emotet Emails Strike Thousands of DNC Volunteers

On Thursday, hundreds of US organizations received emails masquerading as the Democratic National Committee but secretly containing the Emotet malware in an attempted spear-phishing attack. The email claimed to be recruiting Democratic volunteers, with the subject line “Team Blue Take Action.” The operators behind Emotet malware keep up with current

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08 Sep 2020

France, Japan, New Zealand warn of sudden spike in Emotet attacks

Over the past week, agencies in France, Japan, and New Zealand have produced independent security alerts due to a dramatic spike in Emotet malware attacks. The publications warn citizens that the attacks are targeting companies and government agencies through email spam campaigns. When the target receives the email and opens

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11 Feb 2020

Emotet Now Hacks Nearby Wi-Fi Networks to Spread Like a Worm

Cybersecurity experts have recently discovered a new Emotet malware sample that has the ability to spread to insecure WiFi networks located nearby to an infected device. The malware then attempts to infect the devices connected to these WiFi networks, resulting in a rapid escalation of Emotet’s spread. This new development

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04 Feb 2020

New EmoCheck Tool Checks if You’re Infected With Emotet

Emotet, a particularly harmful and notorious malware, infects computers to send further spam to other potential victims, simultaneously downloading other malware onto the computer. Emotet typically downloads and installs the Trickbot banking Trojan, which can have wreak havoc on the victim as it steals saved credentials, cookies, browser history and

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03 Feb 2020

Coronavirus Campaigns Spread Emotet, Malware

Hackers are capitalizing on the public fear of the coronavirus, using headlines related to the global health emergency to spread malicious files, including the notorious Emotet malware. The botnet driven emails are using the coronavirus as a theme to target populations, luring victims into clicking on bad links. The emails

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23 Jan 2020

Email malware targets U.S. senator and military

Emotet, a powerful email malware, is being used to attack US government targets. Cybersecurity researchers reported that they are witnessing a resurgence in the malware’s popularity, particularly towards government entities. The malware attacks are spread through email and are able to infiltrate other contacts within the inbox. According to research,

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15 Jan 2020

U.N. Weathers Storm of Emotet-TrickBot Malware

Emotet malware operators have recently targeted the United Nations personnel in an attack that aimed to deliver the TrickBot trojan malware. Researchers at Confense stated that a phishing campaign fraudulently representing the Permanent Mission of Norway has taken place over the last several days. The emails were sent to 600

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