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Emotet attacks— a spike to start the year...

The Emotet malware is a very destructive banking Trojan that was first identified in 2014. Over the years it has evolved with new capabilities and functionalities, prompting cybersecurity agencies like the Australian Cyber Security Centre and US-CERT to issue advisories. Emotet malware generally spreads via malicious documents that drop a modular Trojan bot, which is used to download and install additional remote access tools. We wrote a blog post in January 2019 about how the malware had changed tactics, leading to a spike in the number of Emotet malware attacks. In the last week, we have observed a spike in the number of Emotet malware transactions across our customer base. US-CERT has also issued a fresh advisory regarding the recent spate of attacks. 

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Tags: Web Security, CVE, emotet

Hiding in Plain Sight: New Adwind jRAT Variant Uses Normal Java Commands to Mask its Behavior

Street magicians have a secret: If you want to hide something, hide it in plain sight. It’s how hidden card tricks, sleight of hand and most illusions work. Unfortunately, malicious actors are learning how to use the same concept to sneak malware past traditional cybersecurity tools and onto users’ computers. And, it’s causing havoc on two fronts: enterprise security and user productivity.

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Tags: Web Security, Internet Isolation, RAT

Emotet: A Small Change in Tactics Leads to a Spike in Attacks

Since mid-January 2019, Menlo Security has witnessed an uptick in the Emotet Trojan activity across our customer base, Based on our research we wanted to share some of the interesting observations.

 

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