2/21/2020
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Special to Dark Reading: Brien Posey, ITPro Today
Special to Dark Reading: Brien Posey, ITPro Today
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Emotet Malware Rears Its Ugly Head Again

A resurgence in Emotet malware may make it one of the most pervasive security threats of 2020.



When it comes to IT security, there is a natural tendency to focus on next-generation threats. But while awareness of newly discovered threats and vulnerabilities is essential, it is also important not to lose sight of long-established threats. Such is the case with Emotet malware.

As malware goes, Emotet has a surprisingly long history. Emotet malware first gained traction in 2014 as a Trojan that was designed to steal online banking information. Over time, Emotet evolved both in the way that it is delivered and in how it behaves.

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