In 2014, the takedown of banking Trojans such as Gameover, Zeus, Shylock, and Ramnit created a void for cyber-criminal groups. Since its first appearance in June 2014, the Dyre Trojan has effectively filled this void by targeting corporate and private banking accounts in a succession of phishing campaigns across the globe, including the Royal Bank of Scotland, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America. This makes Dyre, also known as Dyreza, Dyranges, or Battdil, one of the more potent banking Trojans currently in operation.
Because of the infrastructure required to build Dyre, the manpower needed to execute the attacks, and the knowledge of banking systems demonstrated— the group behind Dyre is a well-funded, intelligent, and a sophisticated cyber-crime organization.
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