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Having wreaked havoc across the globe for years, Emotet, one of the world’s most infamous botnets, has finally been taken down by international law enforcement agencies.

First identified in 2014, Emotet evolved from a niche banking Trojan into what was classified this year by Europol as one of the most prevalent strains of malware in the world.

The sheer scale of Emotet’s impact on organisations means that its disruption by authorities in early 2021 ranks as one of the most significant takedowns in cyber security history.

So what can we learn from the rise and fall of Emotet, and how can security teams improve their readiness to defend against similar threats in future?

Redscan’s Threat Intelligence team has conducted a post-mortem analysis of the Emotet botnet and detailed their findings in a new whitepaper, which is free to download.

Download it to learn:

  • What made Emotet so successful
  • How the malware evolved to evade detection
  • What a typical infection looked like
  • How to detect and respond to similar threats

Download the whitepaper here

 

If you want to learn more about Emotet and what to expect from the whitepaper, watch the recording of our webinar.

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