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Coronavirus Campaigns Spread Emotet, Malware

Thursday, 30th January 2020

Asthe coronavirus originating in the Wuhan province of China continues to stir widespread fears abouta global public health crisis, some see an opportunity in the outbreak. Arecent spate of malicious, botnet-driven emails is using the coronavirus as atheme, according to telemetry from IBM X-Force and Kaspersky.

In the campaign seen by IBM X-Force, the emails purport to have attached notices regarding infection-prevention measures for the disease. And rather ironically, one virus is being used as a pretext to distribute another specifically, the notorious Emotet trojan.

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