Emotet might be gone – but malware is here to stay

There were sighs of relief across the cybersecurity industry when the Emotet banking Trojans were officially taken down in January. Having affected over 47,000 computers and been responsible for at least 45% of phishing emails, this meant security and computer security were at less risk of being exposed to security attacks.

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Kelvin Murray is a Senior Threat researcher with Carbonite and Webroot.

Unfortunately, this comfort only lasted a short while as an increased volume of new malware soon appeared, attempting to fill the void left behind. Over the past few months, we’ve seen the likes of Dridex, TrickBot and IcedID all trying out new botnet email phishing campaigns. In a world where the last year’s sudden transition to remote working has created numerous IT challenges for businesses, cybersecurity has never been more important.

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