2:00pm, 07 Sep 2020

TLP Rating: White

Emotet Malware being spread via email

Updated at 1.50pm 8 September 2020

CERT NZ is aware of increased Emotet activity affecting New Zealand organisations. Emotet is an advanced, self-propagating and modular Trojan, originally developed as a banking Trojan. More recently it’s being used as a distributor of other malware or malicious campaigns, frequently resulting in the deployment of ransomware on the infected network. It uses a variety of methods to maintain persistence and evasion techniques to help avoid detection.