Law enforcement officials in the Netherlands have started distributing an Emotet module that will uninstall the malware from all infected devices on March 25, 2021. This was made possible after law enforcement agencies from eight countries orchestrated a co-ordinated takedown this week to arrest individuals behind Emotet.
Dutch officials said that even though servers were located across several countries, two of Emotet’s primary command and control (C&C) servers were located inside its borders. Dutch police officials used their access to these two critical servers to deploy a decoy Emotet update to all infected hosts.
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