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Neverquest trojan targets regional banks in Japan

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Symantec researchers found a new variant of the banking trojan.

Op Emmental spoofs bank sites, uses Android malware to maintain account access

Op Emmental spoofs bank sites, uses Android malware to maintain account access

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On Tuesday, Trend Micro released a report detailing Operation Emmental, which targets victims in Austria, Switzerland, Sweden and Japan.

Report: Zero-day attack used in 2010 NASDAQ breach

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Bloomberg revealed that hackers used two zero-day flaws to breach NASDAQ's servers in 2010.

'Neverquest' banking trojan evolves as U.S. attacks continue

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On Wednesday, Symantec released details on the malware's developed features.

Two new Boleto malware families discovered

Two new Boleto malware families discovered

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Trusteer, an IBM company, revealed details on the bolware variants, which employ new tactics to manipulate web pages used for Boletos transactions.

Phishers target Silk Road Bitcoin bidders, more than $62K stolen from Australian firm

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Australia-based Bitcoins Reserve lost more than $62,000 after phishers began targeting bidders interested in the auction of 30,000 Bitcoins confiscated in the Silk Road takedown.

Brazilian 'bolware' gang targeted $3.75B in transactions, RSA finds

Brazilian 'bolware' gang targeted $3.75B in transactions, RSA finds

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RSA has revealed the extent of bolware attacks in the country, which have remained a pervasive issue in the financial sector.

POS vendor notifies restaurants of possible payment card breach

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A point-of-sale and security systems vendor is notifying its customers, some of which are big restaurant chains, that its remote access service was breached.

'Lite Zeus' has fewer tricks, but updated encryption

'Lite Zeus' has fewer tricks, but updated encryption

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The new Zeus variant employs AES-128 encryption as opposed to the older RC4 cipher used by other Zeus iterations.

Banks, payment services and social networks most targeted by phishing kits

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Researchers with PhishLabs analyzed nearly 9,000 phishing kits and learned that financial groups and social networks are most targeted.

Zeus variant 'Maple' targets financial data of Canadian users

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So far, the new variant has targeted 14 major banks in the country, Trusteer found.

Two 14-year-old students hack Bank of Montreal ATM during lunch break

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After accessing operator mode on an ATM, two ninth graders in Canada promptly notified the machine's owner, the Bank of Montreal.

New tech can better protect

New tech can better protect

Chip technology can prevent criminals from producing counterfeit credit cards.

'Nemanja' POS malware compromises 1,500 devices, half a million payment cards, worldwide

'Nemanja' POS malware compromises 1,500 devices, half a million payment cards, worldwide

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Researchers with IntelCrawler have uncovered "Nemanja," a point-of-sale malware that has infected nearly 1,500 devices and has compromised close to half a million payment cards.

Hackers exploit vulnerability to breach Pennsylvania payroll company

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Customers of Paytime Inc. may have had personal information compromised after hackers took advantage of a vulnerability in the Pennsylvania payroll company's systems.

ATMs with biometric access to be deployed in Poland

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Anyone needing cash in Poland soon will have access to ATMs that feature biometric security.

Phishing campaign uses VoIP to target dozens of banks, steal card data

Phishing campaign uses VoIP to target dozens of banks, steal card data

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PhishLabs estimates that as many as 400 payment cards per day are compromised through the "vishing" attacks.

Cyber gang that stole $2 million from Barclays sentenced to 24 years

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Nine men were sentenced this week, with the group's leader getting five-and-a-half years.

Report: Bank of England to helm pen-testing effort for UK's finance sector

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The bank also oversaw last year's "Waking Shark II" simulated cyber attacks throughout London.

Federal watchdog says SEC security issues put financial data at risk

Federal watchdog says SEC security issues put financial data at risk

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According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), SEC, among other lapses, failed to adequately oversee a contractor, which migrated its financial system to a new data center.

The cool factor: New tech in banking has an edge

The cool factor: New tech in banking has an edge

Disruption is expected; financial crime should be, too.

JPMorgan Chase CEO details company's cyber threats in annual letter

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Jamie Dimon wrote that the bank will have spent more than $250 million annually by the end of the year on cyber security and faces increasingly complex and more dangerous" attacks.

Regulator alerts banks of mounting ATM attacks, DDoS threat

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The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) notified the industry on Wednesday.

Cryptocurrency mining malware discovered on surveillance DVRs

Cryptocurrency mining malware discovered on surveillance DVRs

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Cryptocurrency mining malware has been discovered on DVRs that record footage taken by surveillance cameras.

Two men plead guilty to role in worldwide hacking operation

Two men plead guilty to role in worldwide hacking operation

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The men, who are New York and Massachusetts residents, led "cash out" operations for an international scheme.

Coinbase responds to information disclosure, user enumeration, other concerns

Coinbase responds to information disclosure, user enumeration, other concerns

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Coinbase responded to a researcher's claims that the San Francisco-based Bitcoin exchange is vulnerable to information disclosure, user enumeration, and lack of rate limitation for sending money requests.

S&P lowers Target's credit rating following breach

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Poor sales and a drop in income in the wake of a high-profile breach prompt Standards & Poor to downgrade Target's credit rating one level.

Malware in 34 Spec's stores, payment data compromised for 550K

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About 550,000 customers, as well as employees, of Texas-based Spec's may have had personal information compromised in a malware attack that dates back to Oct. 31, 2012.

Experts suggest transaction malleability did not ruin Mt. Gox

Experts suggest transaction malleability did not ruin Mt. Gox

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In a paper released on Wednesday, Swiss researchers suggest the transaction malleability Bitcoin flaw did not ruin Mt. Gox, despite what the Tokyo-based company announced.

Cryptocurrency-mining apps discovered on Google Play store

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At least two apps have been discovered on the official Google Play store that mine for cryptocurrencies, but overheating mobile devices and decreased performance may tip off Android users.

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