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Emotet Resumes Activity After Five Months of Silence

July 21, 2020

Active for over half a decade, Emotet has evolved from a banking Trojan to information stealer and malware downloader, and has been rather quiet for the past year or so.

In September 2019, following a four-month vacation, Emotet recommenced activity with a new technique in its pocket: it was hijacking legitimate email conversations for successful spear-phishing.

The threat became quiet again at the beginning of this year, but last week security researchers observed the first malspam waves aimed at distributing the Trojan.

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