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New Xenomorph Android malware targets more than 50 banking and financial applications

Tech Republic Security

Some banking malware targets mobile devices and can quickly steal money from banking accounts. Meet Xenomorph, a new malware targeting Android and more than 50 banking and financial applications.

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Escobar mobile malware targets 190 banking and financial apps, steals 2FA codes

Tech Republic Security

A new Android mobile malware dubbed Escobar has hit the cybercrime underground market. The post Escobar mobile malware targets 190 banking and financial apps, steals 2FA codes appeared first on TechRepublic.

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Cryptomining malware up, financial malware down in Q1 2021, Kaspersky finds

Tech Republic Security

Bitcoin prices rocketed in early 2021, and so did the number of cybercriminals distributing malware to force infected devices to mine them, with numbers quadrupling from February to March alone

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Financial cyber attacks increase as malware writers join forces

Computer Weekly

Financial malware attacks increased 16% in the second quarter of the year, driven by collaboration between the developers of two banking Trojans in the top the financial malware threats, says Kaspersky Lab

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Financial malware more than twice as prevalent as ransomware

Computer Weekly

While ransomware continues to make the headlines, particularly in the wake of WannaCry, research has revealed that financial threats are 2.5 times more prevalent

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New SMS malware targets Android users through fake COVID messages

Tech Republic Security

Dubbed TangleBot, the malware can overlay financial apps with its own screens in an attempt to steal your account credentials, says Cloudmark

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Hackers Hit WordPress Sites with Malware Redirects

SecureWorld News

Visitors to the more than 15,000 websites are being redirected to low-quality bogus Q&A sites thanks to malware infecting the WordPress sites. Many of them have cryptocurrency and financial themes.". Featured Cybersecurity Original Content Malware

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Cybercriminals and drug cartels are spreading malware and stealing financial information in Latin America

Tech Republic Security

Drug cartels are using cryptocurrency and partnering with hackers to scam Latin American banks

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Fighting Malware in Mobile Banking

HID Global

An Old Threat Enters a New Era of Financial Crime

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IBM: Financial services industry bombarded by malware, security threats

Network World

The financial services industry is the target of a whopping 65% more targeted cyber-attacks than the average business, according to security watchers at IBM’s X Force. The number of financial services records breached skyrocketed 937% in 2016 to more than 200 million. Financial institutions were forced to defend against a 29 percent increase in the number of attacks from 2015, IBM stated.

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Report: Financial firms still losing customer data to malware and hackers

Tech Republic Security

Capital One mega breach in March 2019 was the third worst data loss ever

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Large Chinese Tech Firm Raided by the FBI After Accusations of Aiding Cyberattacks

GizModo VR

money cyberwarfare cyberattack pax pos border protection financial services malware worldpay pax technology finance payment terminal payment systems pax technology inc cybercrime point of sale brian krebs homeland security investigations customs pos terminals

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Researchers find new destructive wiper malware in Ukraine

The Verge

Researchers have discovered a new type of destructive wiper malware affecting computers in Ukraine, making it at least the third strain of wiper to have hit Ukrainian systems since the Russian invasion began. We first observed this new malware we call #CaddyWiper today around 9h38 UTC.

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NotPetya and Olympic Destroyer Malware: 6 Russian Officers Charged

SecureWorld News

But the GRU members being charged in this case started with other strains of malware and a narrow target: Ukraine's power grid. In what is commonly referred to as the most destructive and costly cyber attack ever, the conspirators unleashed the 'NotPetya' malware.

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'In Fraud We Trust:' Malware Author Pleads Guilty

SecureWorld News

Financial and banking information. Computer malware. billion in intended losses, and more than $568 million in actual losses, on a wide swath of financial institutions, merchants, and private individuals, and would have continued to do so for the foreseeable future if left unchecked.".

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Booz Allen Releases Annual Financial Services Cyber Trends for 2015

CTOvision

The Top Financial Services Cyber Security Trends for 2015: Third-party risk moves to the top of the list. Like other sectors, the financial services industry is a huge mesh of intertwined capabilities. As illustrated by numerous breaches this year, the security posture of critical third parties, such as the retail industry, can have a profound impact on financial services firms. By Katie Kennedy.

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5 Tips to Protect Your Financial Data

Galido

Around the world, millions of people are suffering from financial loss due to online hackers who are experts in stealing your personal information from the sites you visit, through the mobile apps you use. In the online world where most people nowadays do their financial transactions; there are two ways in which the site owner can obtain some of your personal information. Check secure websites for financial transaction. The economy has always been a worldwide issue.

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HummingBad Android malware highlights worrying trend, say researchers

Computer Weekly

Security researchers uncover a cyber crime operating model that provides financial self-sufficiency, which they fear will enable larger and more sophisticated campaigns in the future

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Justice Department has charged a Latvian woman it says helped develop Trickbot malware

The Verge

The US Department of Justice has charged a Latvian woman for her role in allegedly developing the Trickbot malware, which was responsible for infecting millions of computers, targeting schools, hospitals, public utilities, and governments, the agency said in a news release.

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Stop Malware Attacks and Online Identity Theft

Galido

Malware means a malicious or intrusive software application that is coded for executing on the targeted device without notifying its user or the owner. Affecting a mobile phone, a computer, a laptop, or a network server, malware interrupts computing operations, hijacks networks, or access systems. Acting as purposely malignant, malware is disguised as an authentic application available from an apparently trustworthy source.

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A series of patent lawsuits is challenging the history of malware detection

The Verge

According to OpenText, the companies are using patented technology in their anti-malware applications, specifically in the endpoint security systems that protect specific devices on a network. Illustration by Beatrice Sala.

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New 'CryWiper' Looks Like Ransomware, Targets Russian Courts

SecureWorld News

Data-wiping cyberattacks have grown in popularity in recent years, as some threat actors have found motivations for attacks outside of financial incentives. The malware was developed in C++ and compiled using the MinGW-w64 toolkit and the GCC compiler.

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DDoS attack from Mirai malware 'killing business' in Liberia

Network World

The malware behind last month's massive internet disruption in the U.S. is targeting Liberia with financially devastating results. This week, a botnet powered by the Mirai malware has been launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on IP addresses in the African country, according to security researchers.

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'Bizarro,' a New Banking Trojan, Is Sweeping Through Europe

GizModo VR

It’s a new banking trojan currently sweeping through Europe and large parts of South America, attempting to pilfer consumer financial information and mobile crypto wallets as it goes. Meet “Bizarro.”

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Cyberattacks Ramp Up in Arab Countries for World Cup

SecureWorld News

The aim of such attacks can be variable like financial fraud, credential harvesting, data exfiltration, surveillance, or damage to the country’s/organization’s reputation.". Featured Email Security Cyber Attacks Original Content Malware World Cup 2022

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Financial cybercrime group abuses Windows app compatibility feature

Network World

When Microsoft made it possible for enterprises to quickly resolve incompatibilities between their applications and new Windows versions, it didn't intend to help malware authors as well. Yet, this feature is now abused by cybercriminals for stealthy and persistent malware infections. The Windows Application Compatibility Infrastructure allows companies and application developers to create patches, known as shims.

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DHS wants to predict how malware will morph

Network World

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to be able to predict what form malware will morph to so it can plan how to block it when it becomes reality. 500,000 to develop the technology, known as Predictive Malware Defense (PMD). Charles River will use machine learning and statistical models to predict attacks based on new malware as well as create defenses ahead of time. The models will look at features of families of malware and predict how they might evolve.

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Polish banks on alert after mystery malware found on computers

Network World

The discovery of malware on computers and servers of several Polish banks has put the country's financial sector on alert over potential compromises. Polish media reported last week that the IT security teams at many Polish banks have been busy recently searching their systems for a particular strain of malware after several unnamed banks found it on their computers.

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Spanish police nab suspected hacker behind Neverquest banking malware

Network World

Spanish police have arrested a Russian programmer suspected of developing the Neverquest banking Trojan, a malware targeting financial institutions across the world. Once it infects a PC, the malware can do this by injecting fake online forms into legitimate banking websites to log any information typed in. The 32-year-old Russian citizen known as Lisov SV was arrested at the Barcelona airport, Spain's law enforcement agency Guardia Civil said on Friday.

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What Does the World's Largest DDoS Attack Look Like?

SecureWorld News

The attack targeted one of Cloudflare's customers in the financial industry. Fifteen percent of the bot's IP addresses were located in Indonesia, while 17% came from India and Brazil combined, meaning there is a chance many devices in these countries are infected with malware.

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Stealthy malware Skimer helps hackers easily steal cash from ATMs

Network World

Security researchers have found a new version of a malware program called Skimer that's designed to infect Windows-based ATMs and can be used to steal money and payment card details. Upon installation, the malware checks if the file system is FAT32 or NTFS. If it's FAT32 it drops a malicious executable file in the C:WindowsSystem32 directory, but if it's NTFS, it will write the file in the NTFS data stream corresponding to Microsoft's Extension for Financial Services (XFS) service.

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Another TrickBot Suspect Arrested and Charged

SecureWorld News

TrickBot operation leaves millions of systems infected with malware. Collaborating with a network of knowledgeable cybercriminals, TrickBot's design led to millions of computers all over the world becoming infected with this Trojan malware—and no industry was safe.

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These are the 15 Top Cyber Threats Now

SecureWorld News

First, however, let's look at the top 15 cyber threats organizations face right now, according to the report: Malware. Trends in Malware attacks. We can't look at all of these categories, but let's talk about the number one cyber attack threat of malware.

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WikiLeaks: CIA used bits of Carberp Trojan code for malware deployment

Network World

When the source code to a suspected Russian-made malware leaked online in 2013, guess who used it? On Friday, WikiLeaks released 27 documents that allegedly detail how the CIA customized its malware for Windows systems. The CIA borrowed a few elements from the Carberp financial malware when developing its own hacking tool known as Grasshopper, according to those documents.

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SysAdmin Gets 10 Years in Prison

SecureWorld News

McQuaid of the Justice Department's Criminal Division said this: "The defendant and his conspirators compromised millions of financial accounts and caused over a billion dollars in losses to Americans and costs to the U.S. Featured Original Content Malware DOJ Cybercrime / Threats

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Recent malware attacks on Polish banks tied to wider hacking campaign

Network World

Malware attacks that recently put the Polish banking sector on alert were part of a larger campaign that targeted financial organizations from more than 30 countries. Researchers from Symantec and BAE Systems linked the malware used in the recently discovered Polish attack to similar attacks that have taken place since October in other countries.

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Some Companies Forced to Install Backdoors in Their Chinese Operations

SecureWorld News

A required tax software for some Western companies with Chinese offices comes with a free bonus: pre-installed malware. But the bank left out a critical detail about the software: it included malware. Featured Original Content Malware China

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NSO Group Placed on U.S. Blacklist

SecureWorld News

Pegasus is a malware that infects mobile devices and enables operators to extract messages, photos, emails, record calls and secretly activate microphones. Government Malware

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String of fileless malware attacks possibly tied to single hacker group

Network World

Several attacks observed over the past few months that rely heavily on PowerShell, open-source tools, and fileless malware techniques might be the work of a single group of hackers. Based on our findings, a single group of threat actors is responsible for many of the most sophisticated attacks on financial institutions, government organizations, and enterprises over the past few months."

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Bad Actor Using New Method to Avert Detection, Google Discovers

SecureWorld News

Whether it is ransomware, other types of malware, or any number of cyberattacks, threat actors keep inventing new techniques to cause disruption. Featured Original Content Malware

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Fed Tech Roundup July 29

CTOvision

E-invoice mandate, Flash malware spike and more - FCW.com. Technology is making it harder for the Federal Reserve to know when to raise rates - The Australian Financial Review. News Adoption Air Force Space Command Boeing Department store Global Positioning System Myer The Australian The Australian Financial Review United States Air Force Voluntary redundancy

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Invincea Announces 54 New Enterprise Customers for Its Flagship Enterprise Solution, $8.1M in Advanced Research Contracts for Its Labs Division

CTOvision

the market leader in the use of secure virtual containers for user protection against advanced cybersecurity threats, today announced accelerated momentum and major milestones, including: The company added 54 new enterprise customers over the past two quarters across major industry verticals including retail, hospitality, casinos and gaming, energy, financial services, healthcare, transportation, defense industrial, high tech, oil and gas, and federal and state government. By Bob Gourley.

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Microsoft and McAfee part of newly formed anti-ransomware coalition

TechSpot

Ransomware might not be the most common or financially lucrative type of malware, but with cybercriminals targeting local governments and hospitals, it has the potential to be the most dangerous

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