A vigilante is sabotaging the Emotet botnet by replacing malware payloads with GIFs

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

An unknown vigilante hacker has been sabotaging the operations of the recently-revived Emotet botnet by replacing Emotet payloads with animated GIFs, effectively preventing victims from getting infected.

The sabotage, which started three days ago, on July 21, has grown from a simple joke to a serious issue impacting a large portion of the Emotet operation.

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