Salesforce Warns of Potential Malware Attack

The cloud-based business software company said a certain type of malicious software that typically targets large financial companies could be taking aim at its customers.

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Cloud-based business software company Salesforce said Tuesday that a particular type of malware that usually goes after information at large financial companies could be taking aim at its users.

The destructive software, called Dyre malware or Dyreza, steals user log-in data, according to the statement released by Salesforce today.

Salesforce said it has no evidence right now that any of its customers have been harmed. If the company discovers that customers have been impacted, it will contact them with information about how to proceed.

Related: Salesforce Launches $100 Million Fund to Invest in Entrepreneurs Building Apps On Its Platform

Bank of America, Natwest, Citibank, RBS, Ulsterbank have all been targets of the Dyre malware previously, according to a statement from Danish security company CSIS released earlier this summer.

The malware shows up in a users email account as spam and asks a customer to download a file with information regarding a financial account, CSIS says.

Salesforce says that customers should contact their technology team and ensure that anti-malware procedures in place are able to flag the Dyre malware.

Related: Be Sure to Look Around the Office When Searching for Gaps in Your Data Security

Catherine Clifford

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC

Catherine Clifford is senior entrepreneurship writer at CNBC. She was formerly a senior writer at Entrepreneur.com, the small business reporter at CNNMoney and an assistant in the New York bureau for CNN. Clifford attended Columbia University where she earned a bachelor's degree. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. You can follow her on Twitter at @CatClifford.

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