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.