Expert Comment: Emotet Attacks

Cybersecurity experts reacted on the recent news surrounding the ANSSI warning of a surge in Emotet attacks in France.


EXPERTS COMMENTS
Chloé Messdaghi, VP of Strategy,  Point3 Security
September 10, 2020
Emotet also spreads by pushing out common passwords to try to get into other connected systems.
Emotet has been around since 2014 and is usually spread through an email that contains a doc or malicious link, usually with language pertaining to an invoice or necessary payment … and these days even on shipping updates. Once someone clicks the link or opens the malicious document, it collects your contacts list and proceeds to email those contacts pretending to be you. Those contacts are then ....
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Saryu Nayyar, CEO,  Gurucul
September 10, 2020
Malware development has reached the level of professional service and this shows the kind of threats the industry.
The warning from CERT-FR on the increased Emotet malware activity is another indication of how sophisticated some malware groups have become. The Emotet malware was first identified in 2014 and has been developed continuously since. Malicious actors are following the same software development life cycle we use in industry, keeping their wares relevant as long as they can and adding features and c ....
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