Prolific malware strains Emotet and TrickBot topped the cyber threat charts for October 2020. Emotet and TrickBot started life as banking Trojans, but have been adapted to become increasingly complex in recent years.
Both now feature advanced modular functionality which expand the range of attacks they can deploy. Recently they have been used to provide access for attackers and maintain a persistent presence in victim networks, acting as a precursor to downloading additional malware.
Users need to be ensure any authorisation requests they receive are from an official source, as well as any suspicious looking emails that encourage immediate action.