SWIFT adds additional protective measures for members to ensure cybersecurity compliance

SWIFT adds additional protective measures for members to ensure cybersecurity compliance

For the second time this month The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) has introduced new standards including mandatory security requirements for its customers.

SWIFT introduces daily reporting system for member customers

SWIFT introduces daily reporting system for member customers

SWIFT has introduced a daily reporting system intended to help members of the financial messaging system identify fraudulent payments made over the network.

Cybercrooks use drive-by malware to rob Reddit users' cryptowallets

Cybercrooks use drive-by malware to rob Reddit users' cryptowallets

Details of the attack are still blurry, attackers appear to be using malicious links designed to appeal to users monitoring the evolution of the Bitcoin prices.

Cybersecurity enhancements proposed for financial firms in New York

Cybersecurity enhancements proposed for financial firms in New York

To better protect consumer data, banks and insurance companies in New York will soon be required to adhere to new cybersecurity guidelines.

Trojan distribution methods highlight need for info sharing in financial services industry

Trojan distribution methods highlight need for info sharing in financial services industry

As financial institutions scramble to prevent more attacks like the cyber heists that targeted SWIFT members, a recent report offers additional cause for the sector to improve information sharing practices.

Latest Dridex includes new cryptocurrency targeting and new features to evade detection

Latest Dridex includes new cryptocurrency targeting and new features to evade detection

Despite its reduction in volume, Dridex malware is still actively being developed.

CFTC imposes cybersecurity rules for U.S. commodities, derivatives firms

CFTC imposes cybersecurity rules for U.S. commodities, derivatives firms

The new rules are designed to enhance and clarify existing requirements relating to cybersecurity testing and system safeguards risk analysis.

Wells Fargo Bank fined $185M, fires 5,300 staffers over fake account scam

Wells Fargo Bank fined $185M, fires 5,300 staffers over fake account scam

Wells Fargo Bank was fined $185 million for a five-year long scam that saw bank employees illegally creating fake accounts and email addresses and apply for credit and debit cards to meet sales goals and earn commissions.

SWIFT warns of new attacks, pushes for security upgrades

SWIFT warns of new attacks, pushes for security upgrades

In a letter to clients, SWIFT said a fresh wave of attacks had hit other member banks and urged clients to adopt the latest version of its software by November 19.

Paypal users targeted in new angler phishing scam, Proofpoint report

Paypal users targeted in new angler phishing scam, Proofpoint report

Paypal users are being lured into clicking on a malicious link embedded in a tweet that appears to come from the financial transaction service.

RIPPER malware suspected behind $350K Thailand ATM heist, report

RIPPER malware suspected behind $350K Thailand ATM heist, report

FireEye researchers dove into the inner workings of the RIPPER ATM malware which they believe allowed a pack of cyberthieves to make off with 12 million baht.

Six senators urge Obama to prioritize cybercrime at G20 summit

Six senators urge Obama to prioritize cybercrime at G20 summit

The Democratic senators sent a letter to the White House stressing the importance of developing a "coordinated strategy" to battle cybercrime at financial institutions.

Lost devices leading cause of data breaches, report

Lost devices leading cause of data breaches, report

Phishing scams and ransomware attacks may be grabbing the headlines, but for the financial sector lost or stolen mobile devices were the leading cause of data breaches over the last decade.

M&A deals bring added cybersecurity risks

M&A deals bring added cybersecurity risks

Security professionals are increasingly concerned by cybersecurity risks that arise as a result of mergers and acquisitions transactions, particularly the use of cyberespionage to gain information on the competition.

Three indicted in Switzerland for phishing scam

Three indicted in Switzerland for phishing scam

Three people have been charged in Switzerland for a global computer fraud scam.

Report: ATM hackers flee Thailand after stealing $350,000 from state-run bank

Report: ATM hackers flee Thailand after stealing $350,000 from state-run bank

Five suspected cyberthieves have reportedly fled Thailand after allegedly stealing approximately $350,000 in cash from 21 malware-infected ATMs operated by the state-run Government Savings Bank (GSB).

Saving money on security software by improving cyber posture, report

Saving money on security software by improving cyber posture, report

Spending big bucks is not always necessary for corporations to put a decent cybersecurity program in place.

GozNym malware is proficient in German, new malicious campaign proves

GozNym malware is proficient in German, new malicious campaign proves

Thirteen German financial institutions and their subsidiaries have recently felt the wrath of GozNym as the downloader and banking malware hybrid intensifies its campaign against European banking customers.

New Zeus Sphinx banking trojan hitting Brazil

New Zeus Sphinx banking trojan hitting Brazil

Capitalizing on Olympics activity, a new version of Zeus Sphinx has been targeting banks in Brazil and Colombia.

New Scylex financial crimeware strives to be the next Zeus

New Scylex financial crimeware strives to be the next Zeus

If Zeus was the king of banking trojans, then newcomer Scylex is looking to claim Zeus' old perch atop the Mt. Olympus of financial malware.

Jury selection in Seattle for Russian hacker charged with credit card fraud

Jury selection in Seattle for Russian hacker charged with credit card fraud

Roman Valerevich Seleznev, a Russian charged with hacking into servers and global carding forum sites resulting in $170 million in phony credit card purchases, will face a federal jury this week.

Report: Spyware used to dox Vietnam Airlines is lurking in other Vietnamese institutions

Report: Spyware used to dox Vietnam Airlines is lurking in other Vietnamese institutions

Spyware that was recently found to have infiltrated Vietnam Airlines has also embedded itself in the website operations of various Vietnamese institutions, warned cybersecurity firm Bkav, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

Four Australian banks seek Apple tech for mobile transactions, Apple says no

Four Australian banks seek Apple tech for mobile transactions, Apple says no

A group of four banks in Australia want customers to be able to use the banks' own mobile apps when conducting financial transactions with Apple Pay.

Investment in cybersecurity strong as cyberthreats increase

Investment in cybersecurity strong as cyberthreats increase

Venture capitalist investments in cybersecurity firms have seen a 235 percent growth rate over the past five years as cyberthreats increase.

Trader pleads guilty in newswire hacking scheme

A Georgia-based trader pleaded guilty to fraud for involvement in a scheme that gained financial information from embargoed press releases.

Barclays rolls out voice recognition security

Barclays rolls out voice recognition security

All clients of Barclays bank will now be able to verify their banking accounts using voice-recognition technology.

Feds nix SMS-based 2FA

Feds nix SMS-based 2FA

Government service providers will be required to phase out the use of SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) as the result of new guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Possible breach at GunMag Warehouse

Possible breach at GunMag Warehouse

A third-party provider is being blamed for a possible breach into customer transactions at GunMag Warehouse.

Patchwork cyberespionage campaign branches out to strike businesses

Patchwork cyberespionage campaign branches out to strike businesses

The cybergang behind the Patchwork, aka Dropping Elephant, cyberespionage campaign has expanded its reach outside of government organizations and is now hitting the private sector.

House committee grills FDIC after report details history of data breach cover-ups

House committee grills FDIC after report details history of data breach cover-ups

An interim report filed yesterday by the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology revealed gaping holes in the FDIC's cybersecurity posture and accused the financial institution of withholding documents pertaining to data breaches.

New banking malware stops customers from cancelling payment cards

New banking malware stops customers from cancelling payment cards

Symantec has spotted a new banking malware that stops a victim from cancelling a compromised payment card by blocking calls from the infected device to the bank's customer service department.

Rapid7 researchers: Flaw found in Seeking Alpha financial news app could leak info

Rapid7 researchers: Flaw found in Seeking Alpha financial news app could leak info

Rapid7 researchers said a flaw discovered financial news platform Seeking Alpha's mobile apps could leak users' PII and confidential information.

Malware suspected in ATM heist in Taiwan

Malware suspected in ATM heist in Taiwan

ATMs in Taiwan were spewing money over the weekend in what authorities believe were malware-aided thefts.

GootKit banking trojan upgraded

GootKit banking trojan upgraded

IBM's X-Force Research team reported that the GootKit banking trojan has recently received a facelift with the malware now being harder to spot and a lighter video-capture module.

SWIFT hires two cybersecurity firms in wake of digital heists

SWIFT hires two cybersecurity firms in wake of digital heists

The financial messaging cooperative SWIFT announced today that it hired two cybersecurity firms and also created a Customer Security Intelligence team in order to bolster cyber defenses, strengthen forensic investigations and promote information sharing.

Avast's $1.3B AVG deal signals move toward SMBs and IoT

Avast's $1.3B AVG deal signals move toward SMBs and IoT

Czech security software firm Avast Software agreed to buy AVG Technologies for $1.3 billion in an all-cash transaction.

Silk Road fed accused of stealing bitcoin, again

Silk Road fed accused of stealing bitcoin, again

A former Special Agent involved in the Silk Road investigation is suspected of pilfering $700K in bitcoin - after he pled guilty to the theft of $820K in bitcoin and received a five-year prison sentence.

Spike in cyberattacks expected to exploit upcoming Olympics, report

Spike in cyberattacks expected to exploit upcoming Olympics, report

An Israel-based security firm has issued a warning to fans of the upcoming Olympics to be wary of phony offers.

European smishing campaign steps up tactics, strengthens malware

European smishing campaign steps up tactics, strengthens malware

The actors behind a series of ongoing SMS phishing scams targeting Europe-based Android users have intensified their campaigns and significantly upgraded the credentials-stealing malware that's been infecting their victims.

SWIFT robbers swoop on Ukrainian bank

SWIFT robbers swoop on Ukrainian bank

Yet another bank has been hit via the SWIFT messaging system, this time in Ukraine. This may only be the fifth publically disclosed SWIFT heist, but commentators suggest that there plenty of silent victims

SEC freezes UK hacker's assets

SEC freezes UK hacker's assets

The SEC obtained an emergency court order from a New York court to freeze assets belonging to a UK citizen who allegedly engaged in a sophisticated hacking and market manipulation scheme.

Copycat attacks threaten survival of ethereum cryptocurrency

Copycat attacks threaten survival of ethereum cryptocurrency

Ethereum, a rival to bitcoin, is under seige after follow-up attacks continue to siphon funds based in the cryptocurrency.

U.S. feds looking into $81M theft from Bangladesh Bank in New York

U.S. feds looking into $81M theft from Bangladesh Bank in New York

A probe into the cybertheft of $81 million from the account of Bangladesh Bank held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is now under way by the U.S. attorney's office.

New phishing scam siphoning PayPal user credentials

New phishing scam siphoning PayPal user credentials

Users of PayPal are being targeted in a new phishing scheme that steals their credentials.

Twitter, HealthCare.gov top annual list of most trustworthy websites

Twitter, HealthCare.gov top annual list of most trustworthy websites

At one time ridiculed over lax cybersecurity, the federal health insurance exchange site HealthCare.gov scored second-highest out of approximately 1,000 websites in the Online Trust Alliance's eighth annual Trust Audit and Honor Roll.

Pair accused of hacking financial firms extradited to U.S.

Pair accused of hacking financial firms extradited to U.S.

Gery Shalon and Ziv Orenstein, accused of orchestrating the largest-ever theft of customer data from a U.S. financial institution, were extradited from Israel to the U.S. late last week.

Vawtrak malware updated to break tools used by researchers

Vawtrak malware updated to break tools used by researchers

A new version of banking malware includes updates that break tools typically used by security researchers to analyze the Vawtrak trojan.

Consumers taking their business elsewhere after a hack, Centrify survey

Consumers taking their business elsewhere after a hack, Centrify survey

A new study examines consumer attitudes toward corporate hacking and companies should take heed.

Morgan Stanley to pay $1M for failing to protect 730,000 customer accounts

Morgan Stanley to pay $1M for failing to protect 730,000 customer accounts

Morgan Stanley agreed to pay a $1 million fine to settle a proceeding launched by the Securities and Exchange Commission's that the financial services giant failed to set up adequate precautions of customer data.

InfoSec 2016: EU GDPR - Don't panic, prioritise - and do the right thing for your customers

InfoSec 2016: EU GDPR - Don't panic, prioritise - and do the right thing for your customers

Don't panic, prioritise and plan for EU GDPR - and if you do the right thing for your customer, the chances are you will be compliant and avoid potentially hefty fines for data breach.

Fed directs banks to check for cyberattacks, shore up security after SWIFT hacks

Fed directs banks to check for cyberattacks, shore up security after SWIFT hacks

The Federal Reserve Bank issued a notice Tuesday telling banks to assess their cybersecurity postures and search for clues of cyberattacks by the group that pulled off an $81 million cyber heist from the Bangladesh Central Bank.

Site of grassroots abortion group hacked

Site of grassroots abortion group hacked

A website belonging to the National Network of Abortion Funds was hacked around April 7.

Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange to select its MSP by end of month

Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange to select its MSP by end of month

Five weeks after its official launch, the Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange is already close to selecting an MSP that will manage the group's new cyberthreat intelligence sharing forum, according to a panel session at SC Congress Toronto on Wednesday.

SWIFT may prohibit banks with weak security from using its system

SWIFT may prohibit banks with weak security from using its system

SWIFT CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt said the organization is considering whether it will exclude from its network banks that have demonstrated weak information security.

SWIFT hack spurs House committee to investigate N.Y. Fed over $80M cybertheft

SWIFT hack spurs House committee to investigate N.Y. Fed over $80M cybertheft

A House committee is investigating the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's operations related to the cybertheft of $80 million from the Bank of Bangladesh.

Upgraded Dridex malware on the rebound, hitting U.S. banks

Upgraded Dridex malware on the rebound, hitting U.S. banks

A new and more dangerous version of the Dridex banking malware is being used in a new campaign targeting financial institutions, primarily in the United States.

Russia clamps down on financial hackers

Russia clamps down on financial hackers

Fifty members of a hacker gang alleged to have created malware used to steal in excess of $25 million from Russian banks have been arrested.

Massive drop in cyberattacks on banks, Lloyds

Massive drop in cyberattacks on banks, Lloyds

London-based Lloyds Banking Group saw a substantial reduction in the number of cyberattacks against it this year.

New strain of PoS malware set to gain momentum, Anomali

New strain of PoS malware set to gain momentum, Anomali

Researchers at Anomali detected a new FrameworkPOS campaign that it says is gaining momentum.

SWIFT attackers' malware linked to Philippines bank attack and Sony hack

SWIFT attackers' malware linked to Philippines bank attack and Sony hack

Symantec researchers linked a cyber attack on a Philippines bank to the group that stole $81 million from the Bangladesh Central Bank and to the 2014 Sony hack.

Russian bank app changes password when users attempt removal

Russian bank app changes password when users attempt removal

Researchers discovered a Russian fake banking application that can evade detection by changing a device's password if the victim tries to remove the app.

Flaws on Visa's HTTPS-protected sites allow hackers to insert JavaScript code

Flaws on Visa's HTTPS-protected sites allow hackers to insert JavaScript code

Vulnerabilities allow attackers to use an exploit known as the "forbidden attack," affecting dozens of Visa Inc.'s HTTPS-protected websites.

Credit card skimmers detected in Walmart stores

Credit card skimmers detected in Walmart stores

Newer chip-based cards are more difficult for thieves to counterfeit and can combat the vulnerabilities presented by card-skimming strategies.

Banks fail to innovate, blaming info security fears, report

Banks fail to innovate, blaming info security fears, report

Senior executives at retail banks are motivated to offer digital services, but are held back by cyber security concerns, according to a new study from Cisco.

SWIFT exec unveils info sharing plan, calls Bangladesh 'a watershed event'

SWIFT exec unveils info sharing plan, calls Bangladesh 'a watershed event'

SWIFT CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt issued details of the messaging service company's information-sharing strategy.

Cash stolen from 1,400 ATMs in Japan in coordinated attack

Cash stolen from 1,400 ATMs in Japan in coordinated attack

As many as 100 people are believed to have taken part in a heist of nearly $13 million (USD) from 1,400 cash machines in Japan.

NTIA study: Security threats deter online activities like making purchases and banking

NTIA study: Security threats deter online activities like making purchases and banking

A new government survey shows that U.S. households are growing averse to even the most routine online transactions, due to cyberattacks imperiling users' finances, identities and privacy.

Vietnamese bank thwarts hack made through SWIFT messaging system

Vietnamese bank thwarts hack made through SWIFT messaging system

Vietnam's Tien Phong Bank came forward claiming to be the second bank that was attacked with a fake message sent through The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) messaging system.

Second bank hit with SWIFT-based hack, experts say patches failed

Second bank hit with SWIFT-based hack, experts say patches failed

The revelation by SWIFT that another bank was victimized using the same MO as that in the Bangladesh bank hack has the security industry believing the SWIFT system is flawed and possibly still vulnerable to another attack.

AbaddonPOS malware preys on retail POS software

AbaddonPOS malware preys on retail POS software

Point-of-sale (POS) malware is still a clear and present danger, say Proofpoint researchers.

Bangladesh bank investigators reportedly find three separate network intruders

Bangladesh bank investigators reportedly find three separate network intruders

The investigation into the bank heist that cost Bangladesh's central bank $81 million has taken a byzantine turn, as a new report surfaced of multiple hacking groups infiltrating the bank's network.

Securities fraudsters who stole from 100M people to be extradited from Israel

Securities fraudsters who stole from 100M people to be extradited from Israel

Two Israeli men accused of securities fraud and hacks into media outlets and nine financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase, Fidelity Investments and E*Trade Financial Corp., will be extradited to the U.S.

Tax payer info exposed in five breaches, FDIC

Tax payer info exposed in five breaches, FDIC

Five major breaches have put at risk taxpayers' PII, the FDIC told Congress on Monday.

Bangladeshi banking officials blame $81M bank heist on incorrectly-installed software

Bangladeshi banking officials blame $81M bank heist on incorrectly-installed software

Bangladesh Central Bank officials are pinning the blame for an cyberattack that netted $81 million from the financial institution on SWIFT's for incorrectly installing new software.

Liberty Reserve founder sentenced to 20 years

Liberty Reserve founder sentenced to 20 years

Arthur Budovsky, operator of an online payment processor popular with cybercriminals, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for money laundering.

Charles Schwab data breach exposed client investment data

Charles Schwab data breach exposed client investment data

Charles Schwab informed some of its customers on May 4 that their accounts were likely accessed by an unauthorized person possibly exposing their names, account information and other financial data.

Gozi malware creator cuts deal, gets time served and $7M fine

Gozi malware creator cuts deal, gets time served and $7M fine

Gozi banking malware creator Nikita Kuzmin sentenced to time served and a $7 million fine as the U.S. Attorney's office tells judge Kuzmin provided "substantial assistance" to the government.

Marcher banking malware hitting Australia

Marcher banking malware hitting Australia

Marcher Madness continues with a new, stealthier iteration of the Marcher banking malware targeting Android users in Australia.

SWIFT confirms additional cyberattacks on its messaging system

SWIFT confirms additional cyberattacks on its messaging system

The financial messaging organization SWIFT has issued a warning to its customers stating its system has undergone repeated attacks similar to those that lead to $81 million from a Bangladesh bank.

Possible 1.4GB data breach at Qatar National Bank

Possible 1.4GB data breach at Qatar National Bank

The Qatar National Bank is investigating a possible massive data breach with more than 15,000 files, or 1.4GB of data, being compromised.

GozNym banking malware spotted now in Europe

GozNym banking malware spotted now in Europe

IBM's X-Force reported today the actors behind the hybrid GozNym banking trojan that stole $4 million from U.S. banks in March have released a new configuration that is targeting European banks.

Bangladesh banking hack due to SWIFT vulnerability

Bangladesh banking hack due to SWIFT vulnerability

A report from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) indicates the group was aware that malware was targeting its system when $81 million was stolen from a Bangladesh bank in March.

SpyEye authors headed to prison

SpyEye authors headed to prison

The two men responsible for the SpyEye banking trojan, used to steal user information from financial institutions, were sentenced to a combined 24-1/2 years in prison.

Sixth teen arrested in breach of U.K. ISP TalkTalk

Sixth teen arrested in breach of U.K. ISP TalkTalk

A teenager turned himself in to police in Staffordshire, U.K., where he was arrested on charges stemming from a breach of internet services provider TalkTalk.

Data breaches fueled valuations of cyber firms

Data breaches fueled valuations of cyber firms

Stoked by headlines announcing major data breaches, the stock valuations of cybersecurity companies outperformed the Nasdaq and S&P 500 by double over the past three years.

Research: Over 6,000 data breaches in key industry sectors since 2005

Research: Over 6,000 data breaches in key industry sectors since 2005

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and IDT911 said that to date, the financial services, business, education, government and healthcare industrial sectors have experienced over 6,000 data breaches since 2005.

Hacked Swedish military servers used in 2013 DDoS attacks

Hacked Swedish military servers used in 2013 DDoS attacks

Swedish military servers were used by hackers to launch 2013 attacks against U.S. financial institutions, according to reports.

Atmos, Citadel malware variant, hitting French banks

Atmos, Citadel malware variant, hitting French banks

A variant of the notorious Citadel malware, dubbed Atmos, is targeting financial institutions in France, six months after Citadel's author was imprisoned.

Mattel duped out of $3M in phishing scam, recovers loot

Mattel duped out of $3M in phishing scam, recovers loot

U.S. toy manufacturer Mattel fell victim to a phishing campaign, but was able to recover its money.

Chinese hackers rob over 18M user credentials via Japanese server

Chinese hackers rob over 18M user credentials via Japanese server

Over 18 million user credentials have been found on a server of a Japanese company who let Chinese hackers use it in their attacks.

Cyber fraud stops Kiss from rocking and rolling all night long

Cyber fraud stops Kiss from rocking and rolling all night long

The organizers of a huge music festival featuring more than 50 acts and slated to start April 30 was totally derailed by an as yet unnamed cyber event forcing the promoters to reschedule the show for later this summer.

Biometrically challenged: three-factor authentication systems too weak for web banking

Biometrically challenged: three-factor authentication systems too weak for web banking

Despite new adoptions by RBS and Natwest, even three factor authentication may not be enough to adequately defend online banking against attackers according to experts

Typo spells trouble for hackers, foils Bangladesh bank plot - UPDATE

Typo spells trouble for hackers, foils Bangladesh bank plot - UPDATE

A plot to steal up to $1 billion from Bangladesh's central bank by siphoning funds out of its U.S. Federal Reserve account was by and large foiled after a hacker's typo triggered an investigation, Reuters reported.

Phishing, W-2 scams will boost 2016 income tax fraud losses to $21 billion

Phishing, W-2 scams will boost 2016 income tax fraud losses to $21 billion

Income tax scammers are working overtime to separate hard working tax payers from their yearly refund, employing primarily a single tried and true method to complete their attack, phishing.

Russia's Central Bank to accelerate fight with cyber-criminals

Russia's Central Bank to accelerate fight with cyber-criminals

The Bank of Russia is to double the number of staff in its FinCERT unit, a special division set up to fight cyber-crime in the credit and financial sectors.

Finland's foreign ministry hacked by Russian or Chinese spies

Finland's foreign ministry hacked by Russian or Chinese spies

Finland's foreign ministry computer network has been infiltrated by spies, foreign minister Erkki Tuomioja has revealed to the media.

Kaspersky sees uptick in spam from fake 'Amazon stores'

Kaspersky sees uptick in spam from fake 'Amazon stores'

Kaspersky noticed an increase in fake emails that claim to be from Amazon online stores offering free gifts.

NatWest online banking suffers SMS 'smishing' scams

NatWest online banking suffers SMS 'smishing' scams

News reports suggest that both NatWest and its Royal Bank of Scotland parent were hacked by journalists from BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme.

Krebs: Wendy's breach losses may exceed those of Target, Home Depot incidents

Krebs: Wendy's breach losses may exceed those of Target, Home Depot incidents

The financial loss to credit unions affected by the Wendy's data breach uncovered earlier this month appears to be on pace to surpass damages incurred from the high-profile Target and Home Depot breach incidents, according to a report from Krebs on Security.

Cylance exposes 'Dust Storm' APT attack on Japanese infrastructure

Cylance exposes 'Dust Storm' APT attack on Japanese infrastructure

An advance persistent threat group has recently been concentrating its efforts on infiltrating Japanese critical infrastructure and key commercial interests, according to cybersecurity firm Cylance.

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