The Emotet botnet is back from a four-month vacation with a new spam campaign that began early on September 16.
The initial burst of emails mainly targeted German, Polish, and Italian speakers with a sprinkling of English folks also receiving the emails with a subject line containing the phrase “payment remittance advice,” the Malwarebytes Threat Intelligence Team reported. Each contained a malicious attachment with a note saying it was a statement and requesting paying as soon as possible.
Those that click the attachment were presented with a supposed warning from Microsoft that their Office account expires in a few days unless they click the Enable Editing button.
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