New Emotet campaign uses a new ‘Windows Update’ attachment


After a short interruption, a new Emotet malware campaign was spotted by the experts in October. Threat actors began using new Windows Update attachments in a spam campaign aimed at users worldwide.

The spam campaign uses a new malicious attachment that pretends to be a message from Windows Update and attempts to trick the victims recommending to upgrade Microsoft Word.

The Emotet banking trojan has been active at least since 2014, the botnet is operated by a threat actor tracked as TA542. In the middle-August, the malware was employed in fresh COVID19-themed spam campaign.

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