Emotet is Back for the Holidays with Updated Tactics

By Brad Haas After a lull of nearly two months, the Emotet botnet has returned with updated payloads. The changes are likely meant to help Emotet avoid detection both by victims and network defenders. Apart from these updates, the campaigns’ targeting, tactics and secondary payloads remain consistent with previous active periods. Cofense Intelligence™ released a flash alert on the newest Emotet activity to customers with details about its new features.  Emotet Background and 2020 Activity  The Emotet botnet is one of the most prolific senders of malicious emails when it is active, but it regularly goes dormant for weeks or months at a time. This year, one such hiatus lasted from February through … Continue reading Emotet is Back for the Holidays with Updated Tactics