The Emotet comeback continues as threat actors target SCADA systems
28 September 2022: The latest Internet Security Report from the WatchGuard Threat Lab, shows a reduction in overall malware detections from the peaks seen in the first half of 2021, along with an increase in threats for Chrome and Microsoft Office and the ongoing Emotet botnet resurgence.
“While overall malware attacks in Q2 fell off from the all-time highs seen in previous quarters, over 81% of detections came via TLS encrypted connections, continuing a worrisome upward trend,” said Corey Nachreiner, Chief Security Officer at WatchGuard. “This could reflect threat actors shifting their tactics to rely on more elusive malware.”
The Q2 Internet Security Report shows that Office exploits continue to spread more than any other category of malware. The quarter’s top incident was the Follina Office exploit (CVE-2022-30190), which was first reported…