The Emotet malware delivery botnet has recently made a comeback almost after 10 months when law enforcement agencies claimed to have shut it down in January 2021.
Below is what Lotem Finkelstein, Director, Threat Intelligence and Research for Check Point Software Technologies, has to say about the development.
“Emotet, the most successful botnet in the history of cyber is making a comeback after the famous shutdown of its global operation almost 10 months ago. Emotet is responsible for the explosion of targeted Ransomware we have seen over the past three years and its comeback might lead to a further increase in such attacks. It is no surprise that Trickbot and its infrastructure are being used to deploy the newly resurgent Emotet. This will not only shorten the time it would take for Emotet to build a significant enough foothold in networks around the world but it also a sign that, like in the old days, Trickbot and Emotet are united as partners in crime.- Lotem Finkelstein, Director, Threat Intelligence and Research for Check Point Software Technologies