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 …

FBI says credential stuffing attacks are behind some recent bank hacks

The FBI has sent a private security alert to the US financial sector last week warning organizations about the increasing number of credential stuffing attacks that have targeted their networks and have led to breaches and considerable financial losses. Credential Read More …

Chilean bank shuts down all branches following ransomware attack

BancoEstado, one of Chile’s three biggest banks, was forced to shut down all branches on Monday following a ransomware attack that took place over the weekend. “Our branches will not be operational and will remain closed today,” the bank said Read More …

New Zealand stock exchange halted trading after DDoS attacks

New Zealand’s stock exchange (NZX) has been impacted by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks during the last two days, forcing it to shut down trading until the connectivity issues were resolved. NZX operates New Zealand’s capital, risk, and commodity markets, and Read More …