Commonly used by eCrime groups like Wizard Spider, the return of Emotet foreshadows a potential surge in ransomware attacks.
Emotet is an advanced, self-propagating and modular Trojan. Using ‘malspam’ (malicious spam) as its primary attack vector, the spam campaigns feature malicious downloads or files which lure victims to enable a document’s macros — installing the Emotet malware on the victim’s computer. Once the malware is installed, it quickly spreads to other connected computers via their networks.
Emotet: An In-Depth Document Analysis, is zvelo’s latest threat report intended to help defenders understand Emotet’s initial infection mechanisms so they may better protect their organizations.
As Ransomware attacks continue to make headlines, organizations must evolve towards fighting Ransomware with a Defense in Depth strategy.
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The resurgence of the Emotet trojan reminds us of these 5 habits everyone should develop to maximize your organization’s online security.