back to article Dyre times ahead: Zeus-style trojan slurps your banking login creds

UK users of Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Lloyds Bank and Santander are being targeted by cybercrooks slinging the Dyre banking trojan. Around 19,000 malicious emails have been sent in three days from spam servers worldwide, inviting users to download an archive containing a malicious .exe file posing as personal …

  1. The Original Steve

    Is it not a bit pointless?

    Not sure about other banks, but with Barclays you have to use two factor to logon rendering this sort of keylogging malware moot.

    YMMV, but I'm sure other banks enforce similar countermeasures.

    1. chris 17 Silver badge

      Re: Is it not a bit pointless?

      I don't use 2 factor to login to Barclays. I need to use it to transfer to new payees though.

      Don't need it with nationwide either.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    If there is a will...

    ...there is a way for hackers to circumvent mediocre security defenses. Just the number of known O/S security defects is enough pathways for crims to hack for the next 50 years.

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