EMOTET, the “banking Trojan” that has been around since around 2014, but is still hitting companies cold. The malware program is hugely misunderstood, mostly due to it;s appearance in many publications as a so called banking Trojan. It’s much, much more….
Yes, it’s primary intent is to obtain financial information by injecting code into the Network stack of an infected Windows computer, allowing sensitive data to be stolen via transmission. However, Emotet malware also inserts itself into Software Modules which are then able to steal address book data and perform DOS attacks on other systems. It also functions as a downloader or dropper of other Trojans.
It’s also a worm-like nightmare. Basically, when it’s inside your network, it will find it’s way elsewhere, propagating around it’s new home and becoming a sysadmin’s weekend breaker.