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Researchers trace BitPaymer ransomware back to Dridex developers

A relatively new ransomware that infected Scottish hospitals last summer appears to be created by the same developers who are responsible for the dreaded Dridex banking trojan.

Dridex wielding duo sent down by NCA

A pair of Moldovan nationals have been given a combined sentence of over a decade for laundering the ill-gotten gains of the Dridex trojan

Dridex takes aim at Crypto-currency

Despite going quiet for most of 2016, Dridex appears to have spent that time working on itself, making a number of improvement and targeting crypto-currency wallets

Robin Who? Dridex botnet replaced with antivirus software

A mysterious Good Samaritan has replaced the code on certain parts of the villanous Dridex botnet with Avira Anti-virus installers.

Report: Banking trojans and weaponised Office docs month's top attack vectors

Researchers at Invincea report that banking trojans delivered by weaponised Office documents were the top attack vector for the month of October.

Security researcher warns "future is extortion" as cyber-criminals target SMEs

Sitting in the F-Secure Labs in Helsinki, Sean Sullivan, security researcher at F-Secure warned that the "future is extortion" as cyber-criminals target small-to-medium size enterprises for high returns.

Dridex back on the radar after takedown

Combined might of FBI, Europol and NCA not enough to prevent malware re-emerging. Time to take a more proactive approach to intelligence, says Lord Jonathan Evans.

EC3 in cooperative action to target Dridex banking malware

EC3, NCA, FBI and a range of other bodies have targeted the Dridex banking malware, including using a sinkhole operation to sever communications between infected botnets and their controlling cyber-criminals.

The Vawtrak Trojan reemerges tougher and sneakier

The Vawtrak bug back and meaner than ever, say Proofpoint researchers

UK firms hit as Dridex criminals target 385 million emails

CERT UK helped warn a large number of intended victims in UK-based banks, government agencies and other corporates being targeted with the Dridex Trojan.