Attackers behind the Dridex Trojan have narrowed their sights on banks based in the United Kingdom frequented by high-value business accounts, researchers claim. When a new version of the Trojan was released two weeks ago, it was promptly followed by a series of infection campaigns that focused on UK users.
Limor Kessem, a cybersecurity evangelist at IBM’s X-Force, who published a blog entry about the Trojan’s latest whereabouts, claims the latest chain of infections is leveraging the Andromeda botnet. The Trojan’s operators targeted two banks in the U.K. to start, but within a few days, was targeting 13 banks.Read more
Cyber criminals have stolen some £20 million from UK bank accounts using Dridex malware, according to the National Crime Agency. The agency is warning Internet users to protect themselves against the malware, also known as Bugat and Cridex, and say they are chasing down the "technically skilled" thieves.
One arrest has already been made. The "particularly virulent form of malware" has been developed by criminals in Eastern Europe, the NCA says, and it harvests online banking details to steal money from individuals and businesses globally. Computers become infected when users open documents from seemingly legitimate emails.Read more