6 Jul 2023 – 11:30AM
Emotet is a malware family active since 2014, operated by a cybercrime group known as Mealybug or TA542. Although it started as a banking trojan, it later evolved into a botnet that became one of the most prevalent threats worldwide. Emotet spreads via spam emails; it can exfiltrate information from, and deliver third-party malware to, compromised computers. Emotet operators are not very picky about their targets, installing their malware on systems belonging to individuals as well as companies and bigger organizations.
In January 2021, Emotet was the target of a takedown as a result of an international, collaborative effort of eight countries coordinated by Eurojust and Europol. However, despite this operation, Emotet came back to life in November 2021.What’s up with Emotet?