The Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has warned of an ongoing and widespread phishing campaign designed to spread Emotet malware throughout Australia.
The infamous banking trojan Emotet is re-emerging via new cyber campaigns after a low period of activity over the recent Christmas holidays. Emotet is one of the most widely developed and distributed malware families used by cyber criminals.
Cyber criminals have been actively pushing Emotet malware since early November.
US-CERT has published a joint Technical Alert (TA18-201A) warning of a cyber campaign involving Emotet Malware. Malicious activity was observed as recently as this month.
McAfee observed an increase in activity in a Trojan downloader dubbed "Emotet" that spreads by emails used to trick victims into downloading a number of malicious payloads to include ransomware, Dridex, Trickbot, Pinkslipbot, and other banking Trojans.