Emotet Banking Trojan Uses Stolen Templates to Boost Phishing Campaign Numbers

Cofense Intelligence observed multiple campaigns distributing the modular and extremely dangerous Emotet banking Trojan with the added capability of using stolen email templates to impersonate "major US financial institutions."

The new Emotet strain comes with the added ability of "enabling the theft of up to 16KB of raw emails and threads" either for allowing the Trojan to steal phishing templates, to boost the bad actors' social engineering toolset or for selling the results to any interested party,

Moreover, according to Cofense, the new scraping module is most likely behind the new and highly improved phishing.

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