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Corcow Trojan manipulates currency rates

Corcow Trojan manipulates currency rates

A Russian-language banking Trojan has been found manipulating the ruble-dollar exchange rate

Kaspersky confirms return of Carbanak and two more banking APT groups

Kaspersky confirms return of Carbanak and two more banking APT groups

Kaspersky has confirmed the return of Carbanak as Carbanak 2.0 and uncovered two more groups working in the same style: Metel and GCMAN.

Dyre Trojan almost dead after 'takedown' by the Russians

Dyre Trojan almost dead after 'takedown' by the Russians

The feared Dyre banking Trojan has been almost killed off, following a reported raid by the Russian authorities on a Moscow film distribution company last November.

Cybercriminals increasingly launching APT-style attacks against banks, finds Kaspersky

Cybercriminals increasingly launching APT-style attacks against banks, finds Kaspersky

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Kaspersky Lab revealed that cybercrime organizations are increasingly stealing funds from banks by employing many of same Advanced Persistent Threat tools and tactics that previously were only attributable to nation-states.

FireEye nabs automation and orchestration firm Invotas

FireEye nabs automation and orchestration firm Invotas

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FireEye Inc. acquired Invotas International Corp., a cybersecurity company that focuses on security automation and orchestration.

Major banks to roll out ATMs that use smartphones for authentication

Major banks to roll out ATMs that use smartphones for authentication

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Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase have announced plans to roll out ATMs that take smartphones as well as ATM cards.

HSBC UK online banking operations disrupted by DDoS attack

HSBC UK online banking operations disrupted by DDoS attack

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HSBC UK this morning was the target of a DDoS attack that flooded the financial institution's systems with manufactured traffic, much to the dismay of online banking customers who were unable to access and manage their accounts.

Data Privacy Day: Chip card adoption growing, but problems linger

Data Privacy Day: Chip card adoption growing, but problems linger

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The roll out of the EMV cards last fall was expected to bring a new level of data security to American consumers and retailers, but depending upon whom one speaks the cards have either been a boon or a bust.

PayPal's business site vulnerable to remote code execution

PayPal's business site vulnerable to remote code execution

Michael Stepankin, also known as Artsploit, has disclosed a major vulnerability in PayPal's business site, allowing remote code execution.

E&Y: Cyberthreats the No. 2 driver of forensic data analytics deployments

E&Y: Cyberthreats the No. 2 driver of forensic data analytics deployments

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Businesses are expanding their use of forensic data analytics (FDA) to investigate and combat fraud, especially as fears of cyberattacks and internal data threats spike, according to an Ernst & Young report.

Survey says: Data breaches in other industries will damage financial institutions

Survey says: Data breaches in other industries will damage financial institutions

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Respondents to a new survey from FICO unanimously agreed: Data breaches this year in other industries will damage financial institutions.

Kaspersky detects surge in 'Asacub' mobile banking trojan attacks

Kaspersky detects surge in 'Asacub' mobile banking trojan attacks

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What was once a low-threat, basic spyware trojan has evolved into very powerful banking malware capable of giving hackers near-total control over one's Android device, warned Kaspersky Lab yesterday.

Social engineering scam targets SMBs with trojans, report warns

Social engineering scam targets SMBs with trojans, report warns

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A crude but dangerous email-based social engineering scam has been targeting small-to-medium-size businesses in the U.S., U.K. and India since early 2015, the Symantec Security Response blog warned today.

Watch out! Trojan Tinba is back and it's after your money

Watch out! Trojan Tinba is back and it's after your money

F5 Networks has found a variation of the financial trojan Tinba in the wild which is now going after banks in Asia. It's been dubbed Tinbapore in recognition of its origins.

HSBC error leads to potential exposure of customer PII

HSBC error leads to potential exposure of customer PII

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HSBC bank is informing some of its customers that their personal information, including Social Security and various bank account numbers, may have been exposed to a third party.

Marijuana stock driven high, then dumped, by spam campaign

Marijuana stock driven high, then dumped, by spam campaign

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Symantec is investigating a pump and dump stock spam campaign that used the long-lived W.32 Waledac botnet to target a marijuana farming company possibly generating thousands in illegal profits.

'Key member' of DD4BC arrested in international crackdown

'Key member' of DD4BC arrested in international crackdown

The cyber-extortionist gang DD4BC has reportedly suffered a blow as one of the group's key members was arrested and another detained this week in a worldwide crackdown.

SlemBunk trying to become a slam dunk banking trojan: FireEye

SlemBunk trying to become a slam dunk banking trojan: FireEye

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The recently discovered mobile-banking trojan SlemBunk is proving more resilient than first thought and is actively being used in several on-going campaigns.

Payment card data attacks worry over half of UK and US businesses

Payment card data attacks worry over half of UK and US businesses

Well over half (60 percent) of US and 52 percent of UK enterprises feel that an attack on payment card data is likely or more than likely.

Eight arrested in eastern Europe over ATM malware attacks

Eight arrested in eastern Europe over ATM malware attacks

Europol has announced the takedown of an international criminal group believed to be behind a series of ATM malware attacks dating back to at least 2014.

UK high-street banks accused of "shockingly bad" online security

UK high-street banks accused of "shockingly bad" online security

Security you can bank on? Not quite, according to inquiries by Mike Kemp, co-founder of Xiphos Research, who found that outdated SSL security is the norm.

Quincy Credit Union hit by ATM skimming scam

Quincy Credit Union hit by ATM skimming scam

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The Quincy Credit Union may have had up to 700 customers victimized by an ATM skimming scam that took place earlier this month.

Extradited Ukrainian indicted in cyber money laundering scheme

Extradited Ukrainian indicted in cyber money laundering scheme

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Ukrainian national Viktor Chostak will face charges related to a 25-count indictment in a Charlotte, NC federal court after being extradited from Poland.

Morgan Stanley adviser sentenced for hacking firm's network

Morgan Stanley adviser sentenced for hacking firm's network

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A former financial adviser at Morgan Stanley received a sentence of three year's probation for his illegal accessing of the firm's confidential client data.

Phishing campaign targets HSBC customers

Phishing campaign targets HSBC customers

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Customers of HSBC are being sent phony emails "warning" them their account is locked.

Gyft resets some customer passwords following breach

Gyft resets some customer passwords following breach

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Passwords have been reset for a number of Gyft users as a precaution after account data was reported for sale.

News Alert: Australian police raid home of alleged bitcoin creator

News Alert: Australian police raid home of alleged bitcoin creator

The mysterious founder of bitcoin may have been unmasked following a tip-off from a security researcher and an investigation by two separate media outlets.

A third of UK finance industry logins risks customer data

A third of UK finance industry logins risks customer data

Many industry personnel are not assigned unique login and password details resulting in the risk of customer's personal and financial data.

Survey: Americans come in second for cyber banking safety

Survey: Americans come in second for cyber banking safety

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An ESET survey on online banking habits found that Americans could be more secure with our online banking.

Moody's: Cyber risks will impact credit ratings

Moody's: Cyber risks will impact credit ratings

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Moody's will begin to place more weight on considerations related to cyber risks when issuing credit ratings, the agency announced in a report.

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