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Dridex Trojan Abuses Brand-Name of IKEA

The notorious malicious program Dridex is now more advanced as its developers have found new ways for circumventing law enforcement through one fresh spam campaign that exploits the reputation of the high profile furniture company IKEA, published hacked.com, October 28, 2015.

Heimdal Security reports that owners of Dridex malware recently distributed spam mails posing as messages from IKEA, and aimed specific end-users.

The first time Dridex came to notice was in late-2014 when it was spread through a spam attack which delivered a huge 15,000 phishing e-mails daily. The main targets were UK Internauts; however, people over the rest of Europe as well as other nations too were affected.

Understandably, the malware extracted 20m pounds out of bank accounts of UK during 2014 along with USD10m out of US accounts.

Although FBI severely cut the malware's activity in October 2015, yet security researchers detected its strain on the Web thereafter.

The associated spam mail has one receipt which's capable of duping even those who at other instances could recognize any phishing or spam attack.

There's also a spoofed address DoNotReply@ikea.com from where the spam mail has been sent, state researchers of Heimdal the discoverer of the sinister junk e-mail assault.

Meanwhile according to Ikea, several customers contacted the company after receiving the latest surge of dubious e-mails and that the furniture giant is keeping watch over how much the spam is spreading globally.

According to Daniela Rogosic Press Spokeswoman for Ikea, the company regards the incident as extremely severe wherein people are getting defrauded as also that somebody is exploiting the company's brand-name in doing it all. The company wants that buyers maintain their faith on Ikea's brand as it impacts the organization on the global platform, she elaborates. Thelocal.se reported this, November 5, 2015.

However, Rogosic states that the company is investigating as well as keeping watch over the situation for determining the source of the spam outbreak, adding that Ikea is closely coordinating with police conducting an investigation into it.

To remain safe one must be extremely cautious with spam mails actually socially engineered towards convincing victims into viewing malicious attachments the messages contain.

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