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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1799 Modern attacks on Russian financial institutions
Today, Virus Bulletin published the paper we presented in Denver earlier this year titled Modern Attacks on Russian Financial Institutions. In this paper, we review the different actors targeting financial institutions in this region and which systems they are targeting.

Over the past few years, attacks against Russian financial institutions have increased substantially. One key aspect of this trend is the specialization of the threat actors. This is clearly visible in some of the attacks that are highlighted in our paper, such as the one targeting the ruble exchange rate. In this case documented by Group-IB, fraudsters were able to control a trading terminal, which they used to issue buy and sell orders for the Russian ruble.
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#1803 First version of zandboxed Tor browser available
#1802 SWIFT confirms new cyber thefts, hacking tactics
#1801 Malware found in the firmware of 26 low-cost Android devices
#1800 Beta firmware updates available for vulnerable Netgear routers
#1799 Modern attacks on Russian financial institutions
#1798 Android, iOS secure ID: Estonia says it's taking digital authentication to new levels
#1797 Apple ships iOS 10.2, fixes ‘Find my iPhone’ hole plus five lockscreen bugs
#1796 Three serious Linux kernel security holes patched
#1795 Fancy Bear ramping up infowar against Germany - and rest of West
#1794 Netgear users advised to stop using affected routers after severe flaw found
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