Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1802 SWIFT confirms new cyber thefts, hacking tactics
Cyber attacks targeting the global bank transfer system have succeeded in stealing funds since February’s heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank as hackers have become more sophisticated in their tactics, according to a SWIFT official and a previously undisclosed letter the organization sent to banks worldwide.

The messaging network in a Nov. 2 letter seen by Reuters warned banks of the escalating threat to their systems, according to the SWIFT letter. The attacks and new hacking tactics underscore the continuing vulnerability of the SWIFT messaging network, which handles trillions of dollars in fund transfers daily.

"The threat is very persistent, adaptive and sophisticated – and it is here to stay," SWIFT said in the November letter to client banks, seen by Reuters.
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#1802 SWIFT confirms new cyber thefts, hacking tactics
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#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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