Emotet Tops List of July’s Most Widely Used Malware

From infosecurity-magazine.com

Emotet was the most widely used malware in the wild in July, followed by Formbook and XMRig, a new report by Check Point Research (CPR) suggests.

In June 2022 CPR reported that Emotet had a global impact of 14%. July saw a 50% reduction in Emotet’s global impact, down to 7%, but despite this the malware remains in the top spot. 

“Emotet continues to dominate our monthly top malware charts,” explained Maya Horowitz, VP of research at CPR.

“This botnet continually evolves to maintain its persistence and evasion. Its latest developments include a credit card stealer module, meaning that enterprises and individuals must take extra care when making any online purchases.”

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