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Exclusive: SWIFT discloses more cyber thefts, pressures banks on security | #CyberSecurity #Cybercrime

Exclusive: SWIFT discloses more cyber thefts, pressures banks on security | #CyberSecurity #Cybercrime | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
SWIFT, the global financial messaging system, on Tuesday disclosed new hacking attacks on its member banks as it pressured them to comply with security procedures instituted after February's high-profile $81 million heist at Bangladesh Bank.

In a private letter to clients, SWIFT said that new cyber-theft attempts - some of them successful - have surfaced since June, when it last updated customers on a string of attacks discovered after the attack on the Bangladesh central bank.

"Customers’ environments have been compromised, and subsequent attempts (were) made to send fraudulent payment instructions," according to a copy of the letter reviewed by Reuters. "The threat is persistent, adaptive and sophisticated - and it is here to stay."

The disclosure suggests that cyber thieves may have ramped up their efforts following the Bangladesh Bank heist, and that they specifically targeted banks with lax security procedures for SWIFT-enabled transfers.

The Brussels-based firm, a member-owned cooperative, indicated in Tuesday's letter that some victims in the new attacks lost money, but did not say how much was taken or how many of the attempted hacks succeeded. It did not identify specific victims, but said the banks varied in size and geography and used different methods for accessing SWIFT.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 1, 2016 9:29 AM
SWIFT, the global financial messaging system, on Tuesday disclosed new hacking attacks on its member banks as it pressured them to comply with security procedures instituted after February's high-profile $81 million heist at Bangladesh Bank.

In a private letter to clients, SWIFT said that new cyber-theft attempts - some of them successful - have surfaced since June, when it last updated customers on a string of attacks discovered after the attack on the Bangladesh central bank.

"Customers’ environments have been compromised, and subsequent attempts (were) made to send fraudulent payment instructions," according to a copy of the letter reviewed by Reuters. "The threat is persistent, adaptive and sophisticated - and it is here to stay."

The disclosure suggests that cyber thieves may have ramped up their efforts following the Bangladesh Bank heist, and that they specifically targeted banks with lax security procedures for SWIFT-enabled transfers.

The Brussels-based firm, a member-owned cooperative, indicated in Tuesday's letter that some victims in the new attacks lost money, but did not say how much was taken or how many of the attempted hacks succeeded. It did not identify specific victims, but said the banks varied in size and geography and used different methods for accessing SWIFT.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=banking+trojans

 

 

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Cybersecurity algorithms, techniques being developed through anthropology methods

Cybersecurity algorithms, techniques being developed through anthropology methods | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Experts in anthropology and cybersecurity are examining the unspoken knowledge shared by cybersecurity analysts as a way to develop new automated tools that help analysts strengthen their cyber defenses.

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Top cybersecurity predictions of 2015 | ZDNet

Top cybersecurity predictions of 2015 | ZDNet | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
What cybersecurity trends can we expect to see in the coming year?

Via Paulo Félix, Technical Dr. Inc.
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I am a bit skeptic about predictions in general. Anyway, it is always a good exercise thinking about the coming trends although we do not need to wait for the "artificial" change of year since threats are continuously evolving.

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Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology's curator insight, December 9, 2014 4:57 PM

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