In past posts, we’ve discussed the more popular reasons why hackers target smaller websites. Today, we’ll focus instead on how hackers use compromised websites to spread dangerous malware like Emotet to end user victims.
First off, what is Emotet and how would a hacker benefit from using a compromised website to distribute it?
Emotet is a popular trojan that originally targeted financial data on devices it infected. In recent years, it has shifted to a modular information stealer which allows it to act as a malware dropper.