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Securing Our Mobile Banking App

I recently talked with Julian Hall, senior vice president of enterprise architecture and application development at Security Service Federal Credit Union, to discuss what steps he and his team took in securing his credit union’s digital channels. Julian has more than 30 years of software industry experience and has been with Security Service for the la
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:37 | Read:131 | Comments:0 | Tags:App Security apps banking banking apps Julian Hall mobile at

New Study Shows Consumers Could Be Vulnerable to COVID-19 Spam

Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, IBM X-Force has observed a more than 6,000 percent increase in COVID-19-related spam, with lures ranging the full gamut of challenges and concerns facing individuals — from phishing emails impersonating the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the WHO to U.S.
Publish At:2020-05-03 08:13 | Read:206 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Banking & Financial Services Fraud Protecti

Newly-discovered Android malware steals banking passwords and 2FA codes

Security researchers at Cybereason are warning of a new mobile banking trojan that steals details from financial apps and intercepts SMS messages to bypass two-factor authentication mechanisms.According to experts who have examined the code of the malware, known as EventBot, it differs substantially from previously known Android malware – suggesting th
Publish At:2020-05-03 08:04 | Read:328 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection Android ba

Grandoreiro Malware Now Targeting Banks in Spain

During the past few months, IBM X-Force researchers have noticed a familiar malware threat that typically affects bank customers in Brazil has spread to attack banks in Spain. The rise in campaigns prompted us to look into it further. Grandoreiro, a remote-overlay banking Trojan, has migrated to Spain without significant modification, proving that attackers
Publish At:2020-04-13 10:30 | Read:350 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Threat Research Banking Banking Malware Banking Troj

Silence Hacking Crew threatens Australian banks of DDoS attacks

DDoS extortionists are blackmailing Australian banks asking for payments of large sums in Monero cryptocurrency threatening DDoS attacks. Cybercriminals are threatening Australian banks of DDoS attacks if they will not pay large sums in Monero cryptocurrency. The extortion campaign was observed over the past week, attackers are sending emails to the ba
Publish At:2020-02-26 07:45 | Read:426 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Security banking DDoS information

Metamorfo: the banking Trojan with a long list of tricks

Banking Trojans are a constant danger for the financial sector. This kind of malware steals its victims’ online identity and use this information to trick financial institutions and steal money from their accounts. Over the last few years, we’ve seen many examples of this kind of cybercrime. Last year, one of the most noteworthy banking Trojans was BackSwap,
Publish At:2020-02-24 11:53 | Read:373 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business Security b2b banking Trojan

Cybertheft in Malta: How a bank lost €13 million

The banking sector suffers a great deal at the hands of cybercrime. In July last year, a cybercriminal managed to steal the personal data of some 100 million users of the bank Capital One. In June of the same year, a malicious insider gathered information from Desjardins Group and shared it with with a third party. The breach affected around 2.7 million peop
Publish At:2020-02-19 10:33 | Read:410 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business News b2b banking spear phishing

Nedbank client data compromised in security breach at third-party provider

Nedbank bank announced on Thursday that a security breach at a third-party supplier has compromised the details of as many as 1.7 million of its clients. Nedbank bank disclosed on Thursday a security breach at a third-party supplier that has compromised the details of as many as 1.7 million of its clients. The bank revealed that the service provider C
Publish At:2020-02-15 17:31 | Read:690 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Hacking banking data breach hackin

South Korean Woori Bank is accused of unauthorized use of customer data

Unauthorized use of customer information by Woori Bank, ‘crime act’ for customers. The bank changed 23,000 passwords in 2018 without consent. It is controversial that Woori Bank changed the passwords of 23,000 customer dormant accounts without consent in July 2018. The accounts are deactivated if there is no transaction for one year after t
Publish At:2020-02-11 08:35 | Read:471 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Digital ID banking hacking news it

A cyber-attack on major banks could trigger a liquidity crisis, ECB President Christine Lagarde warns

The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, is warning that a cyber-attack on a major financial institution could trigger a liquidity crisis. The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, has warned that a coordinated cyber-attack on major banks could trigger a liquidity crisis. President Lagarde cited f
Publish At:2020-02-10 07:12 | Read:546 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security banking ECB Hacking it security news

PSD2 – Mandatory Account Access for Third Party Providers

On September 14th the final deadline of complying with the new Payment Service Directive PSD2 will be reached. Among other things, this directive will bring quite a few technical challenges for credit institutions. These include new requirements on two-factor authentication and API access for third parties. In this blog post we will give a short overview of
Publish At:2019-09-19 17:15 | Read:805 | Comments:0 | Tags:Misc banking finance web

The NIC Asia Bank is the last victim of the SWIFT hackers

The NIC Asia Bank requested the support of the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police to track down the crooks who hacked the SWIFT server. Once again hackers targeted SWIFT systems to steal money from a financial institution. The victim is the NIC Asia Bank that once discovered illegal fund transfer with its SWIFT server requested support from the Cen
Publish At:2017-11-05 16:20 | Read:5777 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking banking cyber heist Cyberc

Silence Group is borrowing Carbanak TTPs in ongoing bank attacks

A cybercrime gang called Silence targeted at least 10 banks in Russia, Armenia, and Malaysia borrowing hacking techniques from the Carbanak group. A cybercrime gang called Silence targeted at least 10 banks in Russia, Armenia, and Malaysia borrowing hacking techniques from the dreaded Carbanak hacker group that stole as much as $1 billion from banks worldwid
Publish At:2017-11-01 19:50 | Read:5491 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware banking Cybercrime Hacking

Open Banking Is Here — Is Your Bank Positioned to Lead?

Banking is set to significantly change as Payment System Directive 2 (PSD2) regulations are introduced across Europe. In fact, open banking regulations are being considered in a number of regions around the world. The directives will require financial institutions to adopt open banking by safely and securely allowing customers to view account information and
Publish At:2017-11-01 18:45 | Read:6071 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Fraud Protection Risk Managemen

Ursnif Campaign Waves Breaking on Japanese Shores

According to IBM X-Force data on the activity of financial malware operated by organized cybercrime groups, the Ursnif (aka Gozi) banking Trojan was the most active malware code in the financial sector in 2016 and has maintained its dominance through 2017 to date. Ursnif’s activity is marked by both frequent code modifications and campaign activity in
Publish At:2017-10-26 19:35 | Read:5122 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Malware Threat Intelligence Ban

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