Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

History
#759 Second bank cyber-attack detected by Swift after Bangladesh raid
A cyber-attack, similar to one that saw $81m (£56m) stolen from Bangladesh's central bank, has hit a second bank.

The warning about the second attack came from Swift, which oversees the financial messaging network that underpins global money transfers.

Swift said the target was a commercial bank but did not name the organisation or reveal if any cash had been taken.

The attack used techniques and tools resembling those used to steal cash from Bangladesh in February, it said.

Swift is used by about 11,000 financial institutions around the world to move large amounts of cash.

The attackers had a "deep and sophisticated knowledge of specific operational controls" at the targeted bank, and could have been aided in their theft by "malicious insiders", said Swift.

In both attacks the thieves sought to submit fraudulent messages to the Swift network to transfer large amounts of cash to accounts they controlled.
Read more
#764 Runkeeper is secretly tracking you around the clock and sending your data to advertisers
#763 Cerber ransomware on the eise, fueled by Dridex botnets
#762 Latest Petya ransomware strain comes with a failsafe: Mischa
#761 France's after work email ban is one step closer to reality
#760 Linksys WRT routers won’t block open source firmware, despite FCC rules
#759 Second bank cyber-attack detected by Swift after Bangladesh raid
#758 Facebook wants to teach you how to hack
#757 Apache incubating project promises new Internet security framework
History
2017: 01 02 03 04 05
2016: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12