Sextortion Emails Sent by Emotet Earn 10 Times More Than Necurs

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Sextortion scammers are now targeting potential victims with spam sent to their work emails via the Emotet botnet, a distribution channel 10 times more effective than previous ones according to research published today by IBM X-Force. Sextortion is a type of email scam first seen in the wild during July 2018 when crooks started emailing potential targets and… Read more »

New EmoCheck Tool Checks if You’re Infected With Emotet

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A new utility has been released by Japan CERT (computer emergency response team) that allows Windows users to easily check if they are infected with the Emotet Trojan. The Emotet Trojan is one of the most actively distributed malware that is spread through phishing emails with malicious Word document attachments. These emails pretend to be invoices, shipping notices, account reports, holiday… Read more »

Ryuk Ransomware Forces Prosegur Security Firm to Shut Down Network

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In a statement at midday today (local time), Spanish multinational security company Prosegur announced that it was the victim of a cybersecurity incident disrupting its telecommunication platform. The company restricted communications with its customers to avoid malware propagation. According to Derecho de la Red, the malware strain used in the attack is Ryuk, delivered via Emotet…. Read more »

MegaCortex Ransomware Targeting Business Networks

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A new ransomware has been discovered called MegaCortex that is targeting corporate networks and the workstations on them. Once a network is penetrated, the attackers infect the entire network by distributing the ransomware using Windows domain controllers. In a new report, Sophos has stated that they have seen customers in the United States, Italy, Canada, France, the… Read more »

Uniden’s Commercial Site Hacked to Serves Emotet Trojan

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Uniden’s website for commercial security products has been hacked to host a Word document that delivers what appears to be a garden variety of the Emotet trojan, also known as Geodo and Heodo. Compared to Uniden’s main website, which offers a wide range of electronic products (radios, scanners, radar detectors, dash cams, cellular boosters), the solutions… Read more »