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Cyberheists and the Most Common Tactics for Carrying Them Out

As we explained in our “Survival Guide for Million-Dollar Cyberattacks”, cyberheists are evolving at breakneck speed. For financial institutions, this is obviously a major concern. These institutions are coming up against ever more sophisticated malware and very well coordinated, and, in short, completely professionalized targeted attacks. In fact, according
Publish At:2017-07-28 14:20 | Read:333 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security b2b banking cyberheists

Experts found critical flaws in Diebold Opteva ATM that allow to vend notes from the machine

Experts at the US firm IOActive have discovered a critical physical and authentication bypass vulnerability in the Diebold Opteva ATM. The researchers have found two vulnerabilities in the Diebold Opteva ATM machines with the AFD platform that could be chained to allow an unauthorized user to vend notes from the device. “IOActive has discovered two vul
Publish At:2017-07-28 04:36 | Read:299 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking ATM banking Diebold Opteva ATM

UniCredit bank breach – Data of 400,000 loan applicants exposed due to the hack of a partner

UniCredit bank breach – Data of 400,000 loan applicants exposed due to the hack of a partner. Italian media outlets downplay the risk, is it correct? The Italian bank UniCredit admitted a series of security breaches occurred in the last year, personal data of 400,000 loan applicants have been exposed. The Italian bank confirmed that hackers compromised
Publish At:2017-07-27 01:45 | Read:184 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach bank breach banking Cy

TrickBot Habla Español: Trojan Widens Its Attack Scope in Spain, Brings Redirection Attacks to Local Banks

The TrickBot Trojan has been steadily ramping up its activity this year, going into a rather intensive period of updates and attacks that started in Q2 2017. From the looks of it, TrickBot’s operators have been investing heavily into widening the scope of their attacks and are preparing redirection attacks against banks in 19 different countries. After
Publish At:2017-07-19 08:05 | Read:256 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Fraud Protection Malware Threat

Emerging Matrix Banker Trojan is targeting banks in Latin America

Security Experts at Arbor Networks have spotted a new banking trojan, initially called ‘Matrix Banker’, that is targeting Latin America. Malware researchers at Arbor Networks have spotted a new banking trojan, initially called ‘Matrix Banker’, that is targeting Latin America. The malicious code seems to be still under development, mo
Publish At:2017-06-14 02:05 | Read:355 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware banking Cybercrime malware

QakBot Banking malware causes massive Active Directory lockouts

Security experts at IBM noticed that hundreds to thousands of Active Directory users were locked out of their company’s domain by the QakBot Banking malware Malware researchers at IBM noticed that hundreds to thousands of Active Directory users were locked out of their organization’s domain, the incident is caused by the Qbot banking malware. The malware was
Publish At:2017-06-04 20:45 | Read:452 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware banking Hacking QakBot Ban

Police dismantled the Cron gang that targeted Bank Accounts via Android Malware

Russian authorities with the support of the security firm Group-IB dismantled the operations of the Cron gang that infected more than 1 million smartphones. Russian authorities dismantled a major criminal ring that was targeting bank accounts by using an Android malware, dubbed ‘Cron,’ that compromised more than one million Android smartphones. A
Publish At:2017-05-24 01:50 | Read:581 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime banking Cron Gang Cybercrime Hacki

GootKit Malvertising Brings Redirection Attacks to Italian Banks

Earlier in May, I reported that GootKit had launched redirection attacks for the first time. The malware prepared for its new modus operandi in the U.K., targeting major banks there with this advanced browsing manipulation attack. I also predicted that this was just a test and that we’re about to see more. That prediction has come true. GootKit officia
Publish At:2017-05-24 00:45 | Read:475 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Fraud Protection Malware Threat

Crooks took control over operations of a Brazilian bank for 5 hours

Cyber criminals launched a sophisticated cyber heist that compromised the entire DNS infrastructure of a major Brazilian Bank. A cyber criminal organization took over online service of a major Brazilian bank for five hours. The hackers compromised the bank DNS system and intercepted all the connections to the financial institution. According to Kaspersky L
Publish At:2017-04-05 19:25 | Read:635 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime banking Brazilian Bank cyber heist

Financial Industry Mobile Threats: How Banking Opportunity Meets Attack Liability

Financial companies see mobility as a competitive frontier for their business, and rightfully so. A superior mobile experience now does more to differentiate a bank than 1000 physical branches. As we’ve said before, killer banking apps are valuable assets to financial institutions, as customers expect to handle almost every aspect of managing money on the go
Publish At:2017-03-07 13:45 | Read:864 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile security Mobile Threat Defense banking Chase financia

RATANKBA: Delving into Large-scale Watering Holes against Enterprises

In early February, several financial organizations reported malware infection on their workstations, apparently coming from legitimate websites. The attacks turned out to be part of a large-scale campaign to compromise trusted websites in order to infect the systems of targeted enterprises across various industries. The strategy is typically known as a “wate
Publish At:2017-02-27 18:45 | Read:762 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware banking RATANKBA

Govern Your API Banking Environment

Mobile and online banking have already taken their place as conventional banking channels. But banks are constantly looking for new, alternative delivery methods to sell their products and distribute their services. This new channel seems to be application program interface (API) banking. As always, emerging opportunities come with emerging risks. Transition
Publish At:2017-02-27 11:15 | Read:722 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Fraud Protection Risk Managemen

RTM gang is the cybercrime organization that targets remote banking system

Researchers at ESET are monitoring the activity of a cybercrime group tracked as RTM that focuses its criminal operations on Remote Banking Systems. Experts at software firm ESET are monitoring the activity of a cybercrime group tracked as RTM that using a sophisticated malware written in Delphi language to target Remote Banking Systems (RBS). The Remote Ban
Publish At:2017-02-22 03:05 | Read:697 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime banking Cybercrime remote banking

Experts at BAE Systems found false flags in the Lazarus malware

Security experts who analyzed the malware used in the attacks against the Polish banks discovered false flags in the Lazarus malicious code. A few weeks ago, security experts reported that the systems of several Polish banks were targeted by hackers. The systems were infected with a malware after their staff visited the site of the Polish Financial Supervisi
Publish At:2017-02-21 08:40 | Read:800 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware banking Cybercrime

New York state cyber security rules will be effective on March 1st

The New York state announced that a set of cyber security regulations that will take effect on March 1st to tackle cyber threats. On Thursday, the New York state announced that a cyber security regulation will take effect on March 1st. The regulations will require financial institutions and insurers to meet minimum cyber security standards and report cyber i
Publish At:2017-02-19 19:45 | Read:672 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Laws and regulations banking Cyber

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