Cyber-security researchers are warning about a powerful email malware, which is targeting government and military systems. The Emotet malware is often used as an initial attack vector, to allow access for Trickbots and ransomware.
Three Months At The Top
December saw the Emotet malware lead the biggest threat charts for the third month running. Its main attack vector is through spam email campaigns containing a malicious link or Microsoft Word document. These have covered subject matters as diverse as ‘Greta Thunberg’ and ‘Christmas Party’.
Clicking the link or opening the document will download Emotet to the computer. At this point the malware will try to propagate itself by harvesting email contacts, and continuing the spam cycle. However it can also analyse regular contacts, and even respond to ongoing email threads, making it…
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