For six months, security researchers have secretly distributed an Emotet vaccine across the world

Catalin Cimpanu reports on a rare bit of good news on the malware front, although the threat actors appear to have gotten the upper hand again:

In the cyber-security industry, there’s a very dangerous moral line when it comes to exploiting bugs in malware, a line many security companies won’t cross, fearing they might end up harming the infected computers by accident.

However, a rare bug can sometimes appear that is both safe to exploit and has devastating consequences for the malware itself.

One such bug came to light earlier this year, discovered by James Quinn, a malware analyst working for Binary Defense.

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