What is Emotet? And what can I do about it?

What is Emotet?

Emotet is a banking trojan, which is a computer malware program. This was designed to access remote devices and intercept data. It is known that Emotet can fool simple anti-virus programs and remain invisible to them.

How does Emotet proceed?

Emotet spreads mainly through messages (mail). The email message contains a malicious link or document that contains the virus. Downloading the document or opening the link will automatically download malware to your computer. In very many cases, these emails are nice copies of existing emails. After infection, the malware spreads as a computer worm and tries to infiltrate other computers in the network.

Who is Emotet for?

Emotet focuses on individuals, but also on companies, organizations and agencies.

What can I do about it?

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