Adventures in MQTT Part II: Identifying MQTT Brokers in the Wild

The use of publicly accessible MQTT brokers is prevalent across numerous verticals and technology fields. I was able to identify systems related to energy production, hospitality, finance, healthcare, pharmaceutical manufacturing, building management, surveillance, workplace safety, vehicle fleet management, shipping, construction, Read More …

Singapore moots mandatory offsite verification for financial institutions

Singapore is considering the need for various personal information, such as password and biometrics, to facilitate “non-face-to-face” verification for financial services. This comes amidst a rise in impersonation scam cases and risks of personal data theft. In a consultation paper Read More …

US focused on disrupting finances for Somalia’s al-Shabab

UNITED NATIONS — The United States strongly backed efforts to disrupt the illegal financing methods used by Somalia’s al-Shabab extremist group, which according to U.N. experts raised more than the $21 million it spent last year on fighters, weapons and Read More …

10 ATMs damaged amid overnight unrest in Philadelphia

Police say 10 ATMs were damaged late Monday and early Tuesday in Philadelphia. Police said officers responded to the 600 block of Wendover Street, in Philadelphia’s Manayunk section, at about 11:50 p.m. Monday after an ATM exploded at Dalessandro’s Steaks. Read More …

Vizom malware uses remote overlay attacks to hijack your bank account

Researchers have uncovered a new form of malware using remote overlay attacks to strike Brazilian bank account holders. The new malware variant, dubbed Vizom by IBM, is being utilized in an active campaign across Brazil designed to compromise bank accounts Read More …

Chicago: Trio used explosive device in attempted Lake View ATM burglary

Authorities are looking for three men suspected of using an explosive device to try and break into an ATM in Lake View over the summer. On June 14, one of the suspects allegedly planted an improvised explosive device next to Read More …

US brokerage firms warned of widespread survey phishing attacks

The U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issued a notice warning member brokerage firms of widespread phishing attacks using surveys to harvest information. FINRA is a non-profit organization and self-regulatory body authorized by the U.S. government to regulate exchange Read More …

Mispadu Banking Trojan Resurfaces

Recent spam campaigns leading to URSA/Mispadu banking trojan (detected by Trend Micro as TrojanSpy.Win32.MISPADU.THIADBO) have been uncovered, as reported by malware analyst Pedro Tavares in a Twitter post and by Seguranca Informatica in a blog post. Mispadu malware steals credentials Read More …

Dirty money: World’s largest banks failing to stop money laundering on vast scale

Massive sums of allegedly dirty money have flowed for years through some of the world’s largest banking institutions, said an international journalism investigation published Sunday, which denounced shortcomings in sector regulations. “Profits from deadly drug wars, fortunes embezzled from developing Read More …