Snort rule update for Oct. 8, 2020

A new SNORTⓇ rule release is available this morning, courtesy of Cisco Talos. Here's an overview at this rule set:

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Thursday's release provides a few new rules protecting against the Emotet botnet. Everyone already knows about Emotet, but it continues to grow, most recently targeting state and other local government agencies, according to a recent advisory from the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.


There were no changes made to the snort.conf in this release.
Talos's rule release: Talos has added and modified multiple rules in the malware-cnc and server-other rule sets to provide coverage for emerging threats from these technologies. You can subscribe to Talos' newest rule detection functionality for as low as $29 a year with a personal account. Be sure and see our business pricing as well here. Make sure and stay up to date to catch the most emerging threats.