Emotet Takedown: Time to Celebrate?

From securityboulevard.com

Emotet malware

At the end of January 2021, Emotet, “the world’s most dangerous malware,” was taken down by law enforcement following an extensive effort by a global coalition of agencies across Europe and the U.S. The effort succeeded in taking down Emotet’s command-and-control infrastructure and at least two of the cybercriminals behind the malware were arrested.

The news of Emotet’s takedown was met with cheers from within the security community, but there were also concerns that the celebrations were premature and that the malware would be back up and running before long.

So, what impact will Emotet’s takedown really have on organizations today, and are we likely to see the malware rear its unwanted head again any time soon?

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