Banking Trojans Add Self-Spreading Worm Components… Because WannaCry


July 28, 2017  By Catalin Cimpanu


Emotet and TrickBot


Two banking trojans — Emotet and Trickbot — have added support for a self-spreading component to improve their chances of infecting other victims on the same network.


This is something new because until recently, banking trojans didn’t come with self-spreading modules, being focused mainly on remaining undetected and gathering user credentials without alerting the victim.

It was only after the success of the WannaCry ransomware, and later NotPetya, that we’ve seen a resurgence of worm components in today’s malware.


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