Monday, July 23, 2018

US-CERT warns on Emotet Malware, major hazard for financial institutions



US-CERT has sent out an alert on “Emotet Malware”, bulletinTA18-201A, which is aimed at financial institutions and bank and securities accounts. 

It is mainly aimed at financial companies (including payment spheres and PayPal) and is often spread through phishing and affected attachments.  But it could apparently steal from consumer accounts.

Consumers should, as always, watch balances on line and pay attention to whether automated payments and the like process properly. 
  
But this report appears to apply most directly to employees of financial institutions.

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