MONROE, La., June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- New intelligence from Black Lotus Labs reveals undocumented tactics spam botnet Emotet uses to hide and spread, while its operators have shifted their focus to offering its botnet as a service to other bad actors.
Read the Black Lotus Labs Emotet Blog: http://www.centurylink.com/business/enterprise/blog/thinkgig/emotet-illuminated-mapping-a-tiered-botnet-using-global-network-forensics/
Through a complex and tiered command and control (C2) infrastructure, this globally distributed botnet is one of the most prolific spam botnets in operation today. Emotet demonstrates the ongoing evolution of botnet operators and the network of infected devices they rely on to conduct criminal activities on the internet. Black Lotus Labs is the threat and research operations arm of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL).
Part of the danger of Emotet is how pervasive it is. "Over the past six months, we have, on average, identified 40,000 unique Emotet bots daily," said Mike Benjamin, Head of Black Lotus Labs. Through our network visibility and advanced analysis, CenturyLink can identify and respond to sophisticated threats like Emotet.
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world's best networking company by solving customers' increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers' trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.
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