Emotet increasing attacks on US state, local governments (CISA)

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Emotet attacks have targeted multiple state and local governments in the U.S. as part of potentially targeted campaigns that have been ramping up since August, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said in an alert published today. Emotet, a common banking Trojan when it was first spotted in 2014, in recent years has evolved… Read more »

France warns of Emotet attacking companies, administration

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The French national cyber-security agency today published an alert warning of a surge in Emotet attacks targeting the private sector and public administration entities throughout the country. French public administration has three sub-sectors: central public administrations (APUC), local government (LUFA), and social security administrations (ASSO). Emotet, originally a run-of-the-mill banking Trojan first spotted in 2014, is now a malware… Read more »

Emotet malware actively spread in Finland

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Emotet is a malware spread via email in the name of Finnish organisations. The objective of the malware attack is to steal information from organisations, infiltrate a targeted network and in some cases to launch a ransomware attack. The attack campaign has been active since August 17th 2020.

Emotet botnet is now heavily spreading QakBot malware

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Researchers tracking Emotet botnet noticed that the malware started to push QakBot banking trojan at an unusually high rate, replacing the longtime TrickBot payload. Last week, Emotet came back to life after a break of more than five months. Starting yesterday, the malspam operation briefly began installing TrickBot on compromised Windows systems again. Things changed today when researchers… Read more »