Emotet Attacks Continue to Soar as Botnet Spreads Globally

Healthcare Info Security

Chinmay Rautmare

The number of attacks related to Emotet continue to spike after the dangerous botnet re-emerged over the summer with a fresh phishing and spam campaign that is primarily infecting devices with a banking Trojan, according to new research from HP-Bromium.

During the third quarter of 2020, the number of Emotet infections increased 1,200% compared to the second quarter of the year, according to an analysis by HP-Bromium. After a nearly six-month hiatus, an uptick in spam and phishing emails related to the malware began in mid-July, the security researchers say (see: Emotet Botnet Returns After Months-Long Hiatus).

This increase in activity was also

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