UK online banking users hit with Dyre malware phishing attacks

Jason Murdock reports:

Online banking customers in the UK are being warned of a major phishing campaign using a notorious piece of malware designed to steal financial data.

Customers of Barclays, Santander and Lloyds TSB are being targeted by the trojan malware known as Dyre.

Nearly 20,000 malicious emails have been sent in the last three days containing an infectious .exe file posing as an email from a tax consultant. The file acts as a downloader that fetches and executes the Dyre banking trojan when opened.

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