Security researchers have discovered that the Emotet Trojan is still active and becoming more sophisticated and successful in how it spreads through corporate systems. Security researchers from Check Point reported on July 24 that the Emotet Trojan, which was first discovered in 2014, is still active. Unlike other bots and malware that make headlines for a short time before they disappear, Emotet has proven surprisingly durable. It initially acted as a banking Trojan focused on stealing financial information. While the researchers highlighted that the banking functionality was removed in 2017, its modular design has allowed it to infect networks through the Rig exploit kit, network shares and more traditional means, such as spam email messages.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: Security Intelligence