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Evolution of Emotet: From Banking Trojan to Malware Distributor

November 19, 2020

Emotet is one of the most dangerous and widespread malware threats active today.

Ever since its discovery in 2014—when Emotet was a standard credential stealer and banking Trojan, the malware has evolved into a modular, polymorphic platform for distributing other kinds of computer viruses.

Being constantly under development, Emotet updates itself regularly to improve stealthiness, persistence, and add new spying capabilities.

This notorious Trojan is one of the most frequently malicious programs found in the wild. Usually, it is a part of a phishing attack, email spam that infects PCs with malware and spreads among other computers in the network.

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