Coronavirus-themed Spam Spreads Emotet Malware

Oleh : Krishna Anindyo | Sabtu, 15 Februari 2020 - 09:12 WIB

Coronavirus
Coronavirus

INDUSTRY.co.id - Singapore – The Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, has published its latest Global Threat Index for January 2020. The research team reported that Emotet was the leading malware threat for the fourth month running, and was being spread during the month using a Coronavirus-themed spam campaign. 

The emails appear to be reporting where Coronavirus is spreading, or offering more information about the virus, encouraging the victim to open the attachments or click the links which, if opened, attempt to download Emotet on their computer. Emotet is primarily used as a distributor of ransomware or other malicious campaigns.

January also saw an increase in attempts to exploit the ‘MVPower DVR Remote Code Execution’ vulnerability, impacting 45% of organisations globally. This rose from being the third most exploited vulnerability in December to the top position this month. If successfully exploited, a remote attacker can exploit this weakness to execute arbitrary code on the targeted machine. 

“As with last month, the ‘most wanted’ malicious threats impacting organizations continue to be versatile malware such as Emotet, XMRig and Trickbot, which collectively hit over 30% of organisations worldwide,” said Maya Horowitz, Director, Threat Intelligence & Research, Products at Check Point.

“Businesses need to ensure their employees are educated about how to identify the types of topical spam emails that are typically used to propagate these threats, and deploy security that actively prevents these threats from infecting their networks and leading to ransomware attacks or data exfiltration.”

Emotet is holding the 1st place impacting 13% of organisations globally, followed by XMRig and Trickbot impacting 10% and 7% of organisations worldwide respectively.

The “MVPower DVR Remote Code Execution” was the most common exploited vulnerability, impacting 45% of organisations globally, followed by “Web Server Exposed Git Repository Information Disclosure” with an impact of 44% and the “PHP DIESCAN information disclosure” vulnerability impacting 42%. 

Komentar Berita

Industri Hari Ini

Work From Home bagi ASN

Minggu, 05 April 2020 - 00:10 WIB

Ini Alternatif Tips Hilangkan Rasa Bosan Bekerja atau Belajar dari Rumah

Kerja dan Belajar dari Rumah (work from home, school from home) menjadi tren global beberapa waktu terakhir ini.

Kampung Astra Berseri di pulau Pramuka

Sabtu, 04 April 2020 - 23:05 WIB

Sampah Dilautan Semakin Meresahkan, Astra Gelorakan Semangat Pulauku Nol Sampah Lewat KBA

Astra mengajak masyarakat luas untuk bersamasama mengurangi pemakaian plastik sekali pakai melalui sebuah gerakan sosial Semangat Kurangi Plastik. Gerakan tersebut salah satunya dilakukan oleh…

Rupiah (Foto/Rizki Meirino)

Sabtu, 04 April 2020 - 22:05 WIB

Optimalkan Aset Wakaf Bagi Orang Berekonomi Lemah

Kementerian Agama minta Badan Wakaf Indonesia (BWI) menggerakkan wakaf uang melalui Lembaga Keuangan Syariah Penerima Wakaf Uang (LKS-PWU).

Tunaikan zakat 2,5 % harta anda (Foto:sharinghappiness.org)

Sabtu, 04 April 2020 - 21:54 WIB

Sebentar Lagi Ramadhan Cepat Keluarkan Zakat

Menteri Agama mendorong Baznas dan Lembaga Amil Zakat (LAZ) untuk mempercepat pembayaran dan pendistribusian zakat harta (mal) ke masyarakat.

Platform VLive

Sabtu, 04 April 2020 - 21:15 WIB

Dirumahaja, Platform Ini Tawarkan Para Penggemar Bertemu Artis Idola

Platform komunitas hiburan global dari Naver Corp, VLIVE, mengajak sejumlah artis dan influencers Indonesia yang tergabung dalam channel VLIVE dalam untuk ikut serta dalam kampanye V PAKET #dirumahaja…