Dridex malware snitches money from UK banks

The National Crime Agency has disclosed that the Dridex malware has swiped up from UK bank accounts to GBP20m, while global losses may have already hit $100m.

One of many alleged hackers on the other side of the assault, Andrey Ghinkul, has been detained, along with a sizable ball of the botnet has been now been taken down.

“Our investigation is ongoing and we anticipate additional arrests to made.”  The Dridex malware is set on a computer by means of a macro. It is generally a Microsoft Office one.

The NCA in the UK is, in addition, working with the FBI in America. Its Executive Assistant Director Robert Anderson said: “We encourage all web users to take action and upgrade your operating system.  The malware is also called Cridex and Bugat.