'Dyre' banking malware targeting users in Singapore

'Dyre' banking malware targeting users in Singapore

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCERT) sent out an alert today, saying that variants of the Dyre (Dyreza) malware have been observed to be targeting retail and banking customers here in Singapore.

It said that the malware spreads through phishing e-mail messages that contain malicious attachments.

Signs that a computer or device is infected include altered or unusual login procedures at online banking websites and multiple requests to provide login credentials, even when the provided information is correct, it said. The malware steals victims' login credentials for online banking.

SingCERT is a programme of the Inforcomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) that responds to cyber security incidents here.

Banks here, including DBS, UOB and Standard Chartered, have issued online advisories about Dyre, informing customers about Dyre and its variants.

SingCERT advises users to be careful when opening e-mail attachment. Users should also keep their computers, devices and software up-to-date, and have an antivirus software installed and kept up-to-date.

sinsh@sph.com.sg

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