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A new variant of Bartalex used to serve Dyre and Pony Trojans

Researchers have spotted a new strain of the Bartalex macro-based malware that is used to drop the Pony loader malware and the popular Dyre banking Trojan. Bartalex is a macro-based malware that was first discovered earlier this year, security researchers have spotted a new strain of this malicious code dropping the Pony loade
Publish At:2015-07-23 07:00 | Read:5013 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Malware Security Bartalex Dyre macro malware Pon

Bartalex Variants Spotted Dropping Pony, Dyre Malware

Some strains of Bartalex malware, a macro-based malware that first surfaced earlier this year, have recently been spotted dropping Pony loader malware and the Dyre banking Trojan.Primarily spread through spam, the first iterations of Bartalex were observed in late March embedded in Microsoft Word and Excel macros.Macros have been a popular infection method f
Publish At:2015-07-23 06:20 | Read:4448 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Microsoft Web Security Bartalex Dyre Malware malware

Macro-based Malware Increases Along with Spam Volume, Now Drops BARTALEX

Early this year Microsoft reported an increase in macro-related threats being used to spread malware via spam. Similarly, we’ve been seeing a drastic increase in spammed emails with attached Microsoft Word documents and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets that come with embedded macros. Macros are a set of commands or code that are meant to help automate certain ta
Publish At:2015-03-24 22:00 | Read:4329 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Spam bartalex macro malware Microsoft Office


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