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 [...]
Symantec uncovers tool used by Lazarus to carry out ATM attacks. On October 2, 2018, an alert was issued by US-CERT, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Treasury, and the FBI. According to this new alert, Hidden Cobra (the U.S. government’s code name for Lazarus) has been conducting “FASTCash” attacks stealing money [...]
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 [...]
Is it possible that ransomware attacks are exacerbated in part by failures in corporate IT? Some of these failures are so grave they borderline “negligence”. It is just a matter of time before global organizations are liable for the disruption caused by outbreak of ransomware such as WannaCry and /NotPetya. These ramsonware use an exploit [...]
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