Emotet Banking Malware attacks surge following the holidays

Banking Trojan Emotet returns from the holidays as the most costly, destructive and widespread malware campaign.  Emotet malware is highly modular and under constant development leveraging new advanced stealth threat capabilities.  Emotet is not only capable of bypassing traditional Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus solutions, but coupled with its worm-like techniques the payload rapidly spreads network-wide making it very difficult to combat.  The latest strain can detect if the victim’s IP address is on a spam list allowing the attacker to deliver more targeted messages to victims without the interference of spam filters.

Cybercriminals are now leveraging advanced machine learning to weaponize advanced persistent threats that go undetected by most traditional signature based Anti-Virus solutions.  At a rate of 400,000 new malware samples a day, traditional signature based Anti-Virus solutions are unable to keep pace and firms must combat these advanced threats leveraging artificial intelligence and advanced machine learning security technologies as part of their Cyber defense strategy.

More information on Emotet can be found here….

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/emotet-returns-from-the-holidays-with-new-tricks/

https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/emotet-malware-returns-to-work-after-holiday-break-a-11955

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