Symantec Threat Intelligence researchers have confirmed the suspicious attacks uncovered by Jighi as "real targeted attacks on banks and other financial institutions in several West Africa countries by cyber criminals " employing a range of commodity malware - readily available in cyber underground - and living off the land tools that allow them to hide [...]
Thousands of websites globally have been hijacked by code which made computers run cryptocurrency mining software. By Nick Stylianou, Defence & Technology Producer More than 5,000 websites have been hacked to force visitors' computers to run software that mines a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin. Users loading the websites of the Information Commissioner's Office, the Student [...]
Security researchers have discovered a custom-built piece of malware that's wreaking havoc in Asia for past several months and is capable of performing nasty tasks, like password stealing, bitcoin mining, and providing hackers complete remote access to compromised systems. Dubbed Operation PZChao, the attack campaign discovered by the security researchers at Bitdefender have been [...]
Using SWIFT, Attackers Routed $60 Million to Sri Lanka, Cambodia, United States Police in Sri Lanka have arrested two men in connection with the theft of tens of million of dollars from a bank in Taiwan as part of a heist that reportedly involved malware being used to generate fraudulent SWIFT money-moving messages. Almost $60 [...]
Insider fraud in the banking industry: What if we could help you prevent, detect and respond to insider fraud?
An insider threat is a malicious hacker (also called a cracker or a black hat) who is an employee or officer of a business, institution, or agency. The term can also apply to an outside person who poses as an employee or officer by obtaining false credentials. The hacker obtains access to the computer systems [...]