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Emotet Botnet Started Distributing Quantum and BlackCat Ransomware

September 19, 2022


The Emotet malware is now being leveraged by ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) groups, including Quantum and BlackCat, after Conti’s official retirement from the threat landscape this year.

Emotet started off as a banking trojan in 2014, but updates added to it over time have transformed the malware into a highly potent threat that’s capable of downloading other payloads onto the victim’s machine, which would allow the attacker to control it remotely.

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