Threat Intelligence – Emotet Malware: A Constantly Evolving Threat

By Shubham Awasthi

August 20, 2020

The Emotet banking Trojan was first identified by security researchers in 2014.

Emotet was originally designed as a banking malware that attempted to sneak onto your computer and steal sensitive and private information. Threat actor group MEALYBUG , have used the malware to create a botnet of infected computers to which they sell access in an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model, referred in the cybersecurity community as MaaS (Malware-as-a-Service), Cybercrime-as-a-Service (CaaS), or Crimeware. Emotet is known for renting access to infected computers to ransomware operations, such as the Ryuk gang.

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