Mexico and Brazil are the most affected by Emotet malware used by organized crime to steal email account credentials, computer passwords and credit card information.
The Emotet malware has become a real service market for criminals in Latin America and, in particular, companies and users in Brazil and Mexico are among the most affected.
This program uses a “bonet”, a network of infected computers that allows access to information and remote control of the affected device, to sell malicious services to criminals, according to the latest analysis by cybersecurity company Kaspersky in Latin America.
The groups that use this malware target Internet users, companies and governments to get their hands on e-mail accounts, especially passwords stored on computers, and credit cards for later sale.
According to the global study, in just one month, from February to March, the number of victims of this situation tripled, as well as the number of blockades, and within Latin America, the most affected are Mexico, second in the total, and Brazil, fourth.