The Emotet trojan has returned to first place in the latest Global Threat Index for December 2020 for malware.The malware has impacted 7% of organisations globally, following a spam campaign which targeted more than 100,000 users per day during the holiday season.

In September and October 2020, Emotet was consistently at the top of the Global Threat Index, and was linked to a wave of ransomware attacks. But in November it was much less prevalent, dropping to 5th place in the Index.

Emotet was originally developed as banking malware which sneaked on to users$B!G(B computers to steal private and sensitive information. It’s imperative that organisations are aware of the threat Emotet poses and that they have robust security systems in place to prevent a significant breach of their data.

Top malware families

  1. Emotet
  2. Trickbot
  3. Formbook

Top exploited vulnerabilities

  1. MVPower DVR Remote Code Execution
  2. HTTP Headers Remote Code Execution (CVE-2020-13756)
  3. Web Server Exposed Git Repository Information Disclosure

Top mobile malware

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