Recently Binary Defense’s analysts have observed an uptick of activity in Emotet’s botnet. Seemingly marking the end of their unexpected hiatus, Emotet recently released a new update to the loader which seems to attempt to bypass or evade some detection and prevention methods. Additionally, Emotet has begun distributing more modules to victims. With these module distributions, Emotet can use this time in between full spam return to seed new bots that may have been lost during their downtime.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased