France warns of Emotet attacking companies, administration

The French national cyber-security agency today published an alert warning of a surge in Emotet attacks targeting the private sector and public administration entities throughout the country.

French public administration has three sub-sectors: central public administrations (APUC), local government (LUFA), and social security administrations (ASSO).

Emotet, originally a run-of-the-mill banking Trojan first spotted in 2014, is now a malware botnet used by a threat group tracked as TA542 and Mummy Spider.

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Source: Bleeping Computer