Emotet Malware Attacks – Why Are They So Successful?

Over the past week, global cybersecurity agencies have published security alerts warning about a large uptick in Emotet malware attacks targeting their respective countries.

The recent Emotet activity includes email spam campaigns originating from their own infrastructure, targeting companies and government agencies. Targeted organisations who received the emails and opened the attachments were at risk of getting infected with the dangerous malware.


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Tom Bonner, Distinguished Threat Researcher,  BlackBerry
September 18, 2020
This strain of malware continues to be successful because Emotet has a good infrastructure for malicious activity.
The recent rise of the infamous Emotet malware attacks come to no surprise, as BlackBerry’s Research and Intelligence team actively tracks the Emotet botnets called Epoch 1, Epoch 2 and Epoch 3. These botnets operate as a sophisticated malware delivery platform that is frequently updated to evolve and stay ahead of new security metrics and blockers built to fight it. As of late, the botnets were ....
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Tom Bonner, Distinguished Threat Researcher,  BlackBerry
September 17, 2020
This strain of malware continues to be successful because Emotet has a good infrastructure for malicious activity.
The recent rise of the infamous Emotet malware attacks come to no surprise, as BlackBerry’s Research and Intelligence team actively tracks the Emotet botnets called Epoch 1, Epoch 2 and Epoch 3. These botnets operate as a sophisticated malware delivery platform that is frequently updated to evolve and stay ahead of new security metrics and blockers built to fight it. As of late, the botnets were ....
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