What is Dridex Banking Trojan? How it Works?
Hacker replaces Trojan with Anti-virus
"The content behind the malware download [link] has been replaced, it is now providing [a legitimate], up-to-date Avira web installer instead of the usual Dridex loader," explained Avira malware expert Moritz Kroll, reported Reg.
What can be done to protect From Malware Attacks?
- Ensure you have an updated antivirus program running on your PC, which should be able to intercept the malicious attachments before they are opened.
- One of the best measures for securing your online environment is to deploy an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) at the network layer, which is especially useful to quickly detect malware and other threats in your network when integrated with a real-time threat intelligence and SIEM (Security Intelligence and Event Monitoring) solution, such as AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM).
- Be careful of opening email attachments sent from an unknown email address, particularly (in this case) Microsoft Word and Excel files.
- Disable Macros in MS Office, or at least set the Macros to request permission before they run.