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Cyberthreats to financial organizations in 2021

It is hard to believe that a year has gone since our last article on financial attacks and our predictions for 2020. It has been a tough one, but first things first. Let us review the forecasts we made at the end of 2019 and see how accurate we were. Then we will go through the key events of 2020 relating to financial attacks. Finally, we need to make a fore
Publish At:2020-11-30 07:55 | Read:362 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin ATM attacks Bitcoin Cre

A week in security (July 20 – 26)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, our Lock and Code podcast delved into Bluetooth and beacon technology. We also dug into APT groups targeting India and Hong Kong, covered a law enforcement bust, and tried to figure out when, exactly, a Deepfake is a Deepfake. Other cybersecurity news Insecure email addresses resulted in big-bucks sporting targets (Sourc
Publish At:2020-07-27 16:58 | Read:677 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security a week in security advanced persistent th

A look at the ATM/PoS malware landscape from 2017-2019

From remote administration and jackpotting, to malware sold on the Darknet, attacks against ATMs have a long and storied history.  And, much like other areas of cybercrime, attackers only refine and grow their skillset for infecting ATM systems from year-to-year. So what does the ATM landscape look like as of 2020? Let’s take a look. The world of ATM/P
Publish At:2020-05-03 08:09 | Read:867 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports ATM attacks Financial malware Malwa

ATM infector

Seven years ago, in 2009, we saw a completely new type of attack on banks. Instead of infecting the computers of thousands of users worldwide, criminals went directly after the ATM itself – infecting it with malware called Skimer. Seven years later, our Global Research and Analysis Team together with Penetration Testing Team have been called on for an incide
Publish At:2016-05-17 07:35 | Read:4954 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Research APT ATM attacks Cybercrime

Malware and non-malware ways for ATM jackpotting. Extended cut

Cash machines have been part of our lives since 1967 when a London branch of Barclays Bank unveiled the first ATM. Millions of people around the world now use ATMs every day to withdraw cash, pay in to their account or make a variety of payments. When using ATMs people give little or no thought to the hardware, software or security of the machines. Unfortun
Publish At:2016-04-26 14:10 | Read:5976 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Publications ATM ATM attacks Cybercrime

APT-style bank robberies increase with Metel, GCMAN and Carbanak 2.0 attacks

Introduction In late 2014, Kaspersky Lab researchers made a worrying prediction: financially-motivated cyber-criminals would adopt sophisticated tactics and techniques from APT groups for use in bank robberies. Just a few months later, in February 2015, we announced the discovery of Carbanak, a cyber-criminal gang that used custom malware and APT technique
Publish At:2016-02-09 00:20 | Read:4624 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Featured Research APT ATM attacks Cybercrime Spear-Phis

The rise of .NET and Powershell malware

A long time has passed since the infamous virus writer Benny from the 29A group released to the world his proof of concept malware ‘Donut‘, targeting .NET executables and written in a combination of assembly and Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL). Even though his creation wasn’t noticeably revolutionary nor harmful, it demonstrated the
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Tyupkin: Manipulating ATM Machines with Malware

Earlier this year, at the request of a financial institution, Kaspersky Lab's Global Research and Analysis Team performed a forensics investigation into a cyber-criminal attack targeting multiple ATMs in Eastern Europe. During the course of this investigation, we discovered a piece of malware that allowed attackers to empty the ATM cash cassettes via di
Publish At:2014-10-07 11:30 | Read:3708 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Featured Research ATM attacks Financial malware

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