Published on July 7th, 2015 | by admin

Bitdefender announcement on new Dyre Threat spam campaign

Dyre Threat – Infected Emails Diversify Tactics to Target Thousands of Users, Bitdefender Finds

Another global spam campaign spreading banking Trojan Dyre hit users Inboxes in recent days, using various approaches to maximize damage, Bitdefender malware analysts found.

Thousands of people were invited to download an archive containing a malicious .exe file claiming to come from a tax consultant. Posing as a follow-up email, the message asks users to urgently download the attached archive and provide information to complete a financial transaction. A very similar email – from the second day of the blast – pretends to attach financial documentation and asks the user to verify its authenticity. A third email warns the recipient of penalties imposed on his company and invites him to see “the administrative determination.”

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