Less than a month after being dismantled, the notorious Dridexmalware, which has been responsible for $30 million in bank fraudlosses in the United Kingdom and more than $10 million in losses inthe U.S., re-emerged.

Accompanying its return is news of a new spam campaign targetingIKEA customers, according to the German security firm HeimdalSecurity.

In mid-October, the FBI and the U.K.'s National Crime Agencyannounced it took down Dridex's core command and controlinfrastructure last summer. This takedown, along with the arrestsof key individuals, are presumed to have severely damaged thehackers' capability to run Dridex (also known as Bugat)campaigns.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).