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Malware Emotet Rampages in Japan, Spreading via Email

Emotet," a malware (malicious program) that spreads infection via e-mail, is raging in Japan.

In early February, the JPCERT Coordination Center (JPCERT/CC), a security organization, called attention to a sharp increase in the number of email addresses that may have been misused to send Emotet emails.

Nihon Keizai Shimbun

(February 9, 2022) Recently, there has been an increase in the number of consultations regarding damage to the Information Security Reassurance Consultation Service regarding Emotet attacks, and it is believed that the number of Emotet infections in organizations in Japan is increasing again, and vigilance is required. For more information, please refer to "Surge in Emotet Attack Activities.