Trickbot has Filled in Emotet’s Void – Threat Index Report | Cyware Alerts – Hacker News

Trickbot has Filled in Emotet’s Void - Threat Index Report | Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
The void left by Emotet’s global takedown in January provided ample growth opportunities to several threats, and apparently, Trickbot has made its moves to fill in the gap. According to the latest Global Threat Index by Check Point, Trickbot overtook Emotet and has become the new top global threat. In addition, the Check Point report provided insights on various other threats looming across the internet.

Trickbot’s power show

Cybercriminals have likely picked Trickbot as their new tool of choice because of its efficiency, flexibility, and success record in high-profile and expensive campaigns.

Other threats in the list

Besides Trickbot, the other malware popular among threat actors include XMRing, followed by Qbot.

Summing up

Trickbot has established itself as a versatile threat in the past few months, while other malicious threats are presenting new challenges to security professionals across the globe. To dodge such threats, experts recommend keeping applications and devices patched. Providing frequent training to employees is considered one of the best ways to protect an organization from cybersecurity breaches.

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