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April 2019’s Most Wanted Malware: Cybercriminals up to Old ‘TrickBots’ Again

In April 2019, banking trojan Trickbot re-appeared in the top ten most wanted malware list for the first time in almost two years. The multi-purpose trojan became April’s 8th most prevalent malware variant, returning with new capabilities, features and distribution vectors. Trickbot offers a high level of flexibility and customization, which enables it to be distributed as part of multi-purpose campaigns.


Trickbot was used in several campaigns in April timed to coincide with Tax Day in the USA. In the spam campaigns, attackers sent emails with Excel files attached, which downloaded Trickbot to victims’ computers. Once downloaded, Trickbot could spread inside the network and steal banking details and confidential tax documents for fraudulent use.

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Jyoti Gazmer

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