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Malware Strain Wreaking Havoc after Manipulating UK Bank A/Cs for a 20m Pounds Theft

Security experts are warning Internet-users to beware of certain malicious program with which cyber-criminals have stolen 20m pounds deposited in customer accounts of UK banks, published news.sky.com, October 14, 2015.

Cyber-criminals within Eastern Europe have reportedly developed Dridex malware whose other names are Cridex and Bugat that digs out Internet banking credentials for illegally grabbing money out of the bank accounts of businesses and individuals worldwide.

The malware infects PCs soon as people get and view attached files within supposedly legitimate e-mails.

According to NCA (National Crime Agency), UK could be affected with infected PCs counting to thousands most of which are Windows machines.

The agency stated that major portion of the botnet thus created from the infected PCs now existed as harmless bots while safeguard measures were being adopted for the victims. NCA was also making necessary efforts for blocking communication between the affected machines and the cyber-crooks commanding them.

Mike Hullet Spokesperson of NCA described the malware as particularly dangerous so the agency jointly with global partners of law enforcement along with chief industry partners was working towards lessening its destruction. The agency's investigation continued while more arrests were expected, Hullet declared.

Robert Anderson Executive Assistant Director of FBI said that people who carried out cyber-crime were mostly extremely dexterous while they could be based in various continents and countries. They would use fresh malware and the agency in coordination with its partners was alert about the current threat while through joint effort they were continuously formulating fresh strategies for defeating cyber-crime, Anderson stated. Theguardian.com reported this, October 13, 2015.

Further according to Anderson, Internauts were advised towards becoming active at updating their OS while making sure their security software was up-to-date as well as they thought twice prior to following attachments/web-links within uninvited e-mails.

Cyber-specialists too at law enforcement are taking the required action for derailing the malware from transmitting cash to the crooks-regulated accounts.

Again, NCA urged end-users towards going to only those websites that contained multiple downloadable anti-virus products for aiding in cleaning up contaminated computers while obtained guidance and advice regarding the ways for safeguarding themselves thereafter. Theguardian.com reported this.

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