Dyre banking Trojan successor rears its ugly head
Cybercriminals have unleashed a new banking Trojan program on the internet and it bears striking similarities to Dyre, a malware threat believed to have been dead for almost a year.
The new Trojan is called TrickBot and first appeared in September, targeting users of banks in Australia. After a closer analysis, researchers from Fidelis Cybersecurity believe that it is a rewrite of the Dyre Trojan that plagued online banking users for over a year until the gang behind it was dismantled by Russian authorities.
While TrickBot is still a work in progress and doesn’t have all of Dyre’s features, there are enough similarities in their components to suggest that at the very least one served as inspiration for the other. At the same time, there are also significant differences in how some functions have been implemented in the new Trojan, which also has more C++ code than its predecessor.