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 »

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 »

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 »