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        Alex5723
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        Watch out for Emotet malware’s new ‘Windows Update’ attachment

        The Emotet botnet has begun to use a new malicious attachment that pretends to be a message from Windows Update telling you to upgrade Microsoft Word.

        Emotet is a malware infection that spreads through spam emails containing malicious Word or Excel documents. These documents utilize macros to download and install the Emotet Trojan on a victim’s computer, which uses the computer to send spam email and ultimately leads to a ransomware attack on a victim’s network.

        After a short vacation, the Emotet malware returned to operation on October 14th and began blasting out malicious spam worldwide….

        With its return to activity, Emotet switched to a new template that pretends to be a message from Windows Update stating that Microsoft Word needs to be updated before the document can be viewed.

        Windows Update

        Some apps need to be updated

        These programs need to be upgrade because they aren’t compatible with this file format.

        * Microsoft Word

        You need to click Enable Editing and then click Enable Content.

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