Emotet Malware Over the Years: The History of an Infamous Cyber-Threat

Malware strains come and go while Internet users become more and more accustomed to online threats being dealt with swiftly by competent authorities. But what happens when a Trojan constantly eludes everyone’s best efforts to stop it in its tracks?

In this article, I will go over the complex history of one of the longest-running cybercrime operations in recent history, Emotet. Keep reading to find out what it is, how it operates, and what it uses to take control of an entire network. And if you want to find out what you can do to protect your organization against this still active threat, stay tuned until the end.

What Is Emotet Malware?

Emotet belongs to the malware strain known as banking Trojans. It primarily spreads through malspam, which are spam emails that contain malware (hence the term). These messages often contain familiar branding, mimicking the email format of well-known and trusted companies such as PayPal or DHL to convince users.

Through this medium, the infection may be delivered in several ways:

malicious scripts, phishing links, or macro-enabled document files.

The cunning virus with worm-like capabilities was first identified by Joie Salvio, an experienced threat analyst.

The actor behind

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