The Emotet trojan has infected more than a million computers since the beginning of the year

The resurrected botnet spammer Emotet continues to grow rapidly. This year, AdvIntel experts have already counted 1,267,598 machines infected with the Trojan of the same name; more than a third of these incidents occurred in the United States.

The most noticeable bursts of Emotet activity were observed in March and summer. Malware with loader functions is readily used by ransomware operators to enter foreign networks, to whom it is provided for use as a service (Loader-as-a-Service, LaaS).

The Emotet trojan has infected more than a million computers since the beginning of the year

The Emotet trojan has infected more than a million computers since the beginning of the year

The largest number of infections was recorded in the United States. A third of the attacks within the Top 25 anti-rating from AdvIntel fell on Western Europe, more than 15% – on the countries of Southeast Asia and Iran. Brazil also has a high infection rate.

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