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Private industry experts said they believe hackers in Eastern Europe devised the malware, and they said it seems ready to blow up across computer networks.
Pittsburgh-based FBI cyber agents who brought down an international Russian hacking syndicate in May are now focusing on two new targets that have caused significant damage, the Tribune-Review has learned.
Like the ‘Gameover Zeus’ malware that agents shut down, another malware called Dyre allows hackers to steal online bank passwords and other identification by infecting users’ computers to make it seem they are communicating with their financial institution. In cyber attacks, Dyre, and other malware operate like missiles, allowing hackers to deliver different kinds of payloads.
Dyre has hit victims across Western Pennsylvania. Private industry experts told the Trib that they believe hackers in Eastern Europe devised the malware, and they said it seems ready to blow up across computer networks.
J. Keith Mularski, the FBI’s cyber supervisory agent, said he “won’t confirm or deny” whether an investigation is under way.