Typically, the Emotet botnet starts sending spam email messages with malicious attachments (MalSpam) on Monday mornings and continues that spam until Friday, taking a break over most weekends. However, this week Binary Defense analysts saw Emotet take an extended weekend break from Monday to Wednesday, presumably for development purposes. During that time, Qakbot, which was loaded by Emotet last week, used its own spam delivery system in order to distribute its malware. Emotet resumed spam today and continued to load Qakbot as they were doing prior to the short break.
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