There’s life in the old dog yet…:
Cisco Talos on Thursday reported seeing increased Emotet activity targeting US military domains and domains belonging to state and federal governments.
According to the vendor, the operators of Emotet appear to have successfully compromised accounts of one or more people working for or with the US government and sent out spam emails containing the malware to their contacts. The result was a rapid increase in the volume of messages containing Emotet directed at .mil and .gov top-level domains last month and and so far this month, the vendor said.
Researchers at Cofense, meanwhile, reported on another Emotet campaign, this one targeted at some 600 staffers at the United Nations. The campaign involved an email purporting to be from the Permanent Mission of Norway with an attachment that, if opened, would eventually result in Emotet being downloaded on the system.