Emotet Now Spreads via Wi-Fi

A new strain of Emotet was found spreading through wireless internet connections, deviating from the email spam campaigns that the malware commonly utilizes as a means of propagation. According to researchers from Binary Defense, this new loader type takes advantage of the wlanAPI interface to spread from an infected device to an unsecure Wi-Fi network.

Emotet was discovered by Trend Micro as TrojanSpy.Win32.EMOTET.THIBEAI in 2014. It first appeared as a banking malware that infected computers to steal sensitive information. It has always used spam campaigns as vehicles, using  current news like the 2019 nCoV and occasions like Thanksgiving as bait.

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Source: Trend Micro