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Brazilian Banking Trojan BasBanke spreads via Facebook and WhatApp promos

A new Brazilian banking trojan, dubbed BasBanke, is setting trends in Brazil with over 10,000 installations from the official Google Play Store alone. Kaspersky Labs researchers witnessed the malware starting to make rounds during that country’s 2018 election and found the malware has credential stealing, keylogging, screen recording, SMS interception, payment card and financial information…

Hackers pilfered $6M from Russian central bank via SWIFT system

Hackers nicked $6 million from the Russian central bank last year via the SWIFT messaging system, according to report from the bank. “The volume of unsanctioned operations as a result of [a single successful attack] amounted to 339.5 million roubles,” the bank said. Hackers gained control of one of the bank’s computers and used the…

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SWIFT framework took effect Jan. 1

While organizations often drag their feet in adopting new cyber requirements, playing the odds that either they won’t be breached or found out by regulators, a bank’s compliance with the SWIFT framework is transparent to other members of the global messaging platform.

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