Emotet Trojan Intelligently Targets Organizations, Impersonates Victims to Improve Attack Success

According to new insights from Cisco Talos, this banking malware is getting nastier as it moves into the island hopping space via email attacks using social engineering.

The goal of malware used to be to simply infiltrate an organization, infect one or more endpoints, and aid in the work of stealing data, holding it for ransom, etc. But the Emotet trojan – traditionally seen as malware focused on the banking industry – hase apparently spread its wings and is now leveraging victim’s email to perpetuate its reach and potential number of victim organizations.

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