22. December 2020 | , | 0 Comments

New wave of “Emotet” attacks over the festive season [2020-12-22] Online blackmailers try to take advantage of the holidays

As was to be feared, the activity of “Emotet” spreaders increases again shortly before Christmas – just like last year.

As of today, the Lower Saxony CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) is again reporting increased attack attempts with the Emotet malware. The CERT-Bund of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and other state CERTs have also reported findings. It can be assumed that this is a broader action.

The procedure again resembles the attack patterns known from the past. E-mails with “real mail histories” and with partly password-protected zip archives or Word documents occur.

Further information on Emotet and the appropriate precautions can be found here:


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