Emotet is a continually evolving piece of malware, that has been known to affect big and small businesses across the globe. It started out as a Trojan (a piece of malware disguised as a legitimate file or program) in the banking sector. However, due to its success and persistence, it has since proliferated and it has been developed into a method of inserting other malware types such as TrickBot, WannaCry ransomware and Eternal Blue.
It might be that you have come across Emotet without even realising it – it works by sending an email (sometimes from a trusted sender) with a malicious attachment, which is then opened by the end user – infecting their organisation.
After a flurry of activity Emotet attacks seemed to have died down, but after a summer holiday, its back with more intelligence than ever! It can now avoid low-level spam filters and uninstall some security programs!
The best ways to keep safe from an Emotet attack are:
Never open an email from someone you don’t trust
If you’re not expecting a document from someone you do trust, give them a call on some previously held credentials (not the ones listed in the fraudulent email, as this could lead you to a fake person)
Keep your computer and programs updated with the latest security patches
Use an anti-malware product, like Malwarebytes
Contact us today for a quote to protect yourself and your business!