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.
Source: Trend Micro