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Emotet Botnet Named ‘Most Wanted Malware’ for July 2020

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The Emotet botnet earned the title of “most wanted” malware family for the month of July 2020 following a period of inactivity.

Check Point revealed that Emotet threat activity had affected 5% of organizations worldwide in July 2020, thereby earning the malware the top spot in the security firm’s Global Threat Index for that month.

Emotet launched into these attacks following a five-month hiatus that ended in mid-July, as reported by Bleeping Computer.

After the malware sprang back into life, the computer self-help website observed the Emotet gang quickly resume operations with their QakBot and TrickBot partners.


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