Bad news from malware-land after security researchers from IBM reported today they’d discovered the first samples of version 4.0 of the infamous and highly-active Dridex banking trojan. One of the lesser known things about computer viruses is the fact that malware is very similar to normal software, often going through the same development cycles and receiving constant updates. While most malware operators strive to keep as much of their source code and operational details hidden, the Dridex crew has always embedded the malware’s version number in its source, which, in turn, has permitted researchers to easily track its evolution.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer