The Trojan Emotet on the loose drives for years on the Internet – but these days, apparently, particularly bad, so that even warns the Federal office for information security (BSI) in front of the malicious program. “Emotet is considered to be one of the most dangerous malware threats in the world and also caused by the Reloading of other malicious programs currently high damage also in Germany,” said the BSI.

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the incidents, The authority received in the past few days, “a conspicuous concentration” of messages to serious IT security, which would be in connection with Emotet. In individual cases, this was due to failure of the entire IT infrastructure to the limitations of critical business processes, the damage in the millions to be moved, it said.

in addition, the BSI have been reported in other cases with a less severe course. This Malware analysts of the Bonn office Emotet could have infections prove.

“will be distributed Emotet currently, still about large-scale Spam campaigns, and therefore represents an acute threat for companies, authorities and private users,” stressed the Federal office. You’ve been warned, in the context of its own statutory mandate, the operators of critical infrastructures, government institutions at Federal and länder level, as well as participants in the Alliance for Cyber security once again in front of Emotet.