SC Magazine on how dyre malware rose to the top of the financial malware threat list:

Dyre malware, which quickly emerged as one of the most prominent financial trojans following the Gameover Zeus botnet takedown last June, is still steadily making its mark in the underground market – and in victims’ accounts – prompting researchers to deem the threat a malicious tool successfully, though likely temporarily, filling the void of Zeus.

On Tuesday, Symantec released a whitepaper (PDF) on Dyre and its impact on the financial fraud landscape, noting that the malware targets all three major browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome), and that it has been configured to target customers at more than 1,000 banks and other firms around the globe. Users in the U.S. and UK have primarily been targeted by the trojan, Symantec added in a blog post covering its research.