Tagged: cyberattacks

Cybersecurity Expert Comments on Crypto Transactions, Responsibilities of US Govt, Private Sector to Defend Information, Networks

Carole House, Director of Cybersecurity with the White House National Security Council, recently discussed online security issues at the FinCrime Virtual Week. Blockchain security firm CipherTrace notes in a recent update that headlines such as the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware attack indicate that cybercrime is “on… Read More

UK’s BT Group Leads $33M Investment in Cyber Risk Management Firm Safe Security

Safe Security, a Palo Alto-headquartered cyber risk management company established in 2012, recently acquired $33 million in capital via a round that was led by BT Group Plc, which is notably one of the United Kingdom’s largest telecommunications and network service providers. Safe Security, with… Read More

Blockchain Analytics Firm Elliptic Reveals it Followed Bitcoin Ransomware Paid by Colonial Pipeline

The team at blockchain analytics firm Elliptic revealed recently that they followed the Bitcoin (BTC) ransoms paid by Colonial Pipeline and other DarkSide ransomware victims. Dr. Tom Robinson, Co-founder and Chief Scientist at Elliptic, regularly discusses crypto forensics, investigations, compliance, and sanctions. Elliptic clients are… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Revolut Explains why Cyber Insurance has Become Necessary for Internet Firms with Cyberattacks on the Rise

Public liability, professional indemnity and employers liability are no longer adequate when it comes to protecting your company or business. But there are certain covers available that could secure your company further, according to a blog post published by Revolut. The leading digital banking platform… Read More

Cost of Cybercrime to Surpass $1 Trillion in 2020 due to Global Shift to Remote Working Environment following COVID-19 Outbreak: Report

The global shift by individuals and organizations towards working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant increase in the overall costs related to cybercrime – which is on track to surpass $1 trillion this year for the very first time ever…. Read More

Banks and Fintech Firms Must Work Cooperatively to Address Critical Issues like Cybersecurity, UBS CEO Recommends

Ralph Hamers, CEO at UBS Group AG (SWX: UBSG), a Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company based in Switzerland with around $1 trillion in assets, has noted that innovation and collaboration haven’t really been the norm for many traditional financial institutions. Hamers, whose… Read More

Mastercard Introduces AI-Enhanced Solution to Protect Digital Financial Services Providers and Online Businesses from Cyberattacks

Ajay Bhalla, President, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions, Mastercard (NYSE:MC), confirms that the payments giant is using artificial intelligence (AI) as “the first line of defense” to help the service provider detect cyberattacks, hacks and other types of security breaches. Last year, Mastercard reportedly saved its stakeholders… Read More

US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control Warns that Paying Perpetrators of Ransomware Attacks May lead to $20 Million Fine

Companies or businesses that have been targeted with malicious ransomware attacks might potentially face fines as high as $20 million if they agree to the demands from extortionists, particularly the ones who have been listed on financial crime sanctions lists, the US Department of Treasury… Read More

Digital Transactions have Increased following COVID Outbreak, which May lead to More Account Takeovers, Identity Theft

The global banking sector has faced many challenges due to the socioeconomic problems resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. Many banks or financial institutions have had to shut down physical branches while asking their employees to work remotely in order to prevent the further spread of… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Releases New Cybersecurity Report which Outlines the Technology Vision for Local Banks

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released a new report, titled “Technology Vision for Cybersecurity for Urban Co-operative Banks – 2020-2023.” The RBI notes that the document makes recommendations or suggestions on how to improve the nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure of its urban co-operative banking… Read More

Fintech Service Providers Must Enhance Online Security, as Digital Payments are on the Rise in India, Finance Ministry Official Says

Consumers in India are conducting more transactions online. Digital payments are on the rise which means that merchants must ensure that their websites are secure so that their customers can make secure payments. Financial service providers should work with Fintech solution developers to create resilient… Read More

Hackers are Using Malicious, Automated Scripts to Attack Computer Systems Every 39 Seconds, Digital Asset Security Firm NGRAVE Reveals

NGRAVE, a digital asset security company that claims it has developed the world’s most secure cryptocurrency hardware wallet, reveals that hackers regularly use automated scripts (malicious computer code) that allow them to attack computer systems every 39 seconds (on average 2,244 times per day). The… Read More

Evilnum Hackers are Now Using Malicious Malware Scripts Written in Python to Target Fintech Service Providers

A hacking group has reportedly introduced new trojan malware that aims to target Fintech service providers. The malicious scripts have been created to gain access to people’s email accounts, steal their passwords and business-related information. The malware scripts have been added to code that has… Read More

AI and Machine Learning Algorithms are Increasingly being Used to Identify Fraudulent Transactions, Cybersecurity Professional Explains

The retail banking sector has been hit with numerous scams during the past few years. Cybercriminals are now also beginning to increasingly go after much larger corporate accounts by launching sophisticated malware and phishing attacks, according to Beate Zwijnenberg, chief information security officer at ING… Read More

Digital Transformation in the Banking Sector Is Being Driven by Need to Reduce Operational Costs, Offer Better User Experience: Report

The global digital banking platform market is on track to reach $9 billion by 2026. It’s currently expanding at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16% during the forecast period, according to a new report. According to a release that summarizes the findings of… Read More

Banks, Government Offices Targeted by Malicious P2P Botnet which Mines Monero (XMR) by Hogging Computing Resources of Targeted Computers

Guardicore, a company that aims to protect any digital environment by offering simplified cloud and data center security solutions, reveals that it has found a peer to peer (P2P) botnet, called FritzFrog, that has been regularly breaching SSH services since January of this year. SSH… Read More

Cyberattacks in the UK, US Increase as More Consumers and Businesses Conduct Financial Transactions Online

Cyberattacks against US-based financial industry firms increased by around 240% between February and April 2020, according to a new report. These attacks have become more prevalent after the global COVID-19 outbreak, as more individuals and businesses are using online services. Tom Kellerman, head of cybersecurity… Read More

US Secret Service Establishes Cyber Fraud Task Force to Combat Financial Crimes Conducted via the Internet

The US Secret Service, a federal law enforcement agency operating under the Department of Homeland Security and responsible for conducting criminal investigations and protecting the country’s leaders and their family members, has established the Cyber Fraud Task Force (CFTF). The CFTF has been formed after… Read More

Fintech Firms in the UK, Europe, Australia, Canada being Targeted through Malware by Evilnum, an Online Threat Group: Report

Evilnum, an advanced and persistent threat group, has been targeting UK-based Fintech companies and others throughout Europe since 2018. Evilnum uses “spear-phishing” emails and various social engineering tactics to initiate their cyberattacks, according to ESET, an online security company. The researchers at ESET noted that… Read More

Major European Financial Organizations Introduce Cybercrime Information Sharing Program to Combat Cyberattacks

Reserve banks, clearinghouses, global stock exchanges, payment processing service providers and law enforcement organizations based in Europe have teamed up in order to introduce a cybercrime information-sharing program. The goal of the project, called Cyber Information and Intelligence Sharing Initiative (CIISI-EU), is to protect the… Read More

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