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Revamped Qbot Trojan Packs New Punch: Hijacks Email Threads

August 27, 2020

Attacks attributed to the Qbot trojan, known as the “Swiss Army knife” of malware, are on the uptick with a reported 100,000 recent infections, according to researchers.

Qbot, an ever-evolving information-stealing trojan that’s been around since 2008, has shifted tactics again and adopted a bevy of new techniques, according to researchers at Check Point who released a report on their findings Thursday. For example, one new Qbot feature hijacks a victim’s Outlook-based email thread and uses it to infect other PCs.

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