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Network Spreading Capabilities Added to Emotet Trojan

By Eduard Kovacs on July 21, 2017
 

Researchers at Fidelis Cybersecurity have spotted a variant of the Emotet Trojan that has what appears to be a feature designed to help the malware spread on internal networks.

 

The recent WannaCry and NotPetya incidents have demonstrated how efficient an attack can be if the malware includes a component that allows it to spread from one system to another. Given the success of these operations, other cybercriminals may also be looking to incorporate similar capabilities into their malware.

 

Emotet, also known as Geodo, is related to the Dridex and Feodo (Cridex, Bugat) malware families. Emotet has mainly served as a banking Trojan, helping cybercriminals steal banking credentials and other sensitive information from users in Europe and the United States.

 

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