Emotet Hacks Nearby Wi-Fi Networks to Spread to New Victims (BC)


A recently spotted Emotet Trojan sample features a Wi-Fi worm module that allows the malware to spread to new victims connected to nearby insecure wireless networks according to researchers at Binary Defense. This newly discovered Emotet strain starts the spreading process by using wlanAPI.dll calls to discover wireless networks around an already infected Wi-Fi-enabled computer and attempting to brute-force its way in if they are password protected.