- Aug 17, 2014
After months of inactivity, the notorious Emotet spamming trojan has come alive again as it spews out a massive campaign of malicious emails targeting users worldwide.
Binary Defense researcher James Quinn told BleepingComputer that Emotet was last seen on Feb 7th, 2020, after which the spamming trojan went quiet and has not sent out any spam emails since.
While the Emotet tracking group Cryptolaemus has been tracking the infection and has seen its malicious modules being updated over time, there has been no spamming conducted by the botnet other than some small tests earlier this week.
Today, Emotet suddenly surged back to life with reply-chain, shipping, payment, and invoice spam that deliver malicious Word documents spreadsheets.