Dyre malware aims at banks in Spain

News by Danielle Correa

There will be no rest or relaxation for cyber-criminals behind Dyre malware this summer with the hackers setting their sights on 17 Spanish banks and a few Spain-based branches of European banks.

IBM Researchers analysed a new Dyre Trojan configuration file (the first to target such an abundant number of Spanish banks) that followed release of a new Dyre build.

The analysis shows that by updating its web injections to match the new banks being targeted in Spain, Dyre's developers have broadened the abilities and reach of the malware. In addition to Spain, the hackers see opportunities to attack other Spanish-speaking countries such as Chile and Colombia. This comes as little surprise since Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world.

Dyre infection rates in Spain are ranked third in Europe, following the UK and France. It targets banks all over the continent, leaving out only Russian and the former Soviet Union countries. 

Find this article useful?

Get more great articles like this in your inbox every lunchtime

Video and interviews