Emotet Malware Dabbles in Extortion With New Spam Template

The Emotet malware has started using a spam template that pretends to be an extortion demand from a “Hacker” who states that they hacked the recipient’s computer and stole their data.

Emotet is spread through spam emails that commonly use templates based around a particular theme such as shipping information, voice mails, scanned documents, reports, and invoices.

The threat actors will send out email templates that reflect approaching holidays, such as Christmas party and Halloween party invites, and trending current events such as an invite to a Greta Thunberg Demonstration.

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Source: Bleeping Computer