Tagged: cybersecurity

CipherTrace Shares Report on Blockchain Analysis that Helped US Seize $2M+ in DarkSide Ransom Paid by Colonial Pipeline

On June 7, 2021, the US Department of Justice announced that they had managed to seize 63.69 BTC (valued at around $2.5 million) of the 75 BTC ransom Colonial Pipeline was forced to pay to DarkSide. This ransom recovery is notably the very first undertaken… Read More

Cybersecurity: Kompli-Global Launches Initiative to Help Firms Evaluate their Financial Fraud Prevention Strategies

With fraudulent activities on the rise and malicious actors becoming a lot smarter and more sophisticated in navigating online systems, it has become quite critical for payments and financial services providers to make sure they’ve got the right cybersecurity measures in place to combat online… Read More

RockYou2021 Continues Disturbing Data Breach Trend

This week did not get off to a good start for those tasked with corporate cybersecurity as one single breach saw more than half of the number of passwords stolen. In all of 2020 swiped in one swoop. On June 7, what many believe to… Read More

Uppsala Security Conducts First Virtual Assets AML Training Program for South Korean Government Agency Compliance Officers

Uppsala Security has reportedly conducted the very first “Virtual Assets AML Training Program” for partners and government agency compliance officers. Uppsala Security, the provider of tools for Crypto Risk Management and Cybersecurity, revealed on May 4, 2021, that it has begun its Virtual Assets AML… Read More

Technology Transformation, Financial Crime Prevention Firm SQA Consulting and ABC TECH Grp to Create 75 New Jobs in the UK

SQA Consulting, the business and technology transformation and financial crime prevention (AML) software firm, working cooperatively with ABC TECH Group has launched a joint venture, called SQA Consulting SEE in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The new firm aims to create 75 UK-based jobs. The organization aims… Read More

Uppsala Security and South Korean Digital Asset Exchange Bithumb Reportedly Helped Victim Recover 20M KRW from Alleged Fraud

Uppsala Security, a provider of tools for Crypto AML, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Cybersecurity revealed on Monday (April 26, 2021) that with assistance from Bithumb, one of South Korea’s leading digital asset exchanges, it has helped a victim to “recover approximately 20 million KRW”… Read More

Fraudulent Activities via Online Platforms have Increased Significantly as More Transactions are Now Conducted via the Internet

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced individuals and businesses to adopt new working practices and move their operations online. This has led to a considerable increase in fraudulent activities being carried out via digital platforms, because many more transactions are now conducted online or via the… Read More

Tel Aviv based Digital Identity Firm BioCatch Acquires Another US Patent for Method It Uses to Verify Users’ Credentials

BioCatch, a digital identity firm, has revealed that it has acquired a registered US patent for the method it uses to verify a user’s identity and for detecting fraud. According to BioCatch, the verification process is based on the manner in which the user holds… Read More

Mastercard Teams Up With Dubai International Financial Center to Enhance Regional Cybersecurity Efforts

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Mastercard announced over the weekend that it has teamed up with Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) to launch new enhanced regional cybersecurity efforts through the “Cyber Forward” program. According to Mastercard, Cyber Forward is to build secure digital ecosystems through public-private partnerships. “The Global Cyber Forward program… Read More

Refinitiv Expanding Scope of Due Diligence Reports With Additional Cybersecurity/Company Credit Risk Ratings From BitSight & Creditsafe

  Refinitiv, a provider of financial markets data and infrastructure that has served more than 40,000 institutions in over 190 countries, announced on Thursday it is further expanding the scope of its data-driven due diligence reports with the addition of cybersecurity and company credit risk… Read More

Simplify Asset Management Set to Announce New Exchange-Traded Funds For Fintech, Pop Culture, RoboCar, & Cloud/Cybersecurity

Simplify Asset Management, a U.S.-based investment adviser, announced on Monday the launch of four exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for fintech, pop culture, robocar, cloud/cybersecurity. Founded earlier this year, Simplify was created to help advisors tackle pressing portfolio challenges with option-based strategies. “By accounting for real-world investor… Read More

Over $8 Million in Cryptocurrency Tokens Stolen from Nexus Mutual Founder Hugh Karp’s Personal Account: Report

On December 14, 2020 (at 09:40 am UTC), CertiK Skynet discovered a very large transaction from Hugh Karp, Founder of Nexus Mutual, a “people powered” alternative to insurance built on Ethereum, which transferred 370,000 NXM tokens to an unknown cryptocurrency account. The total value of… Read More

Cybersecurity Solutions Provider CertiK has Successfully Audited Smart Contracts for DeFi Protocol Boost Finance

CertiK, a U.S.-based end-to-end cybersecurity solutions provider, has confirmed that the $BOOST governance token, which includes its functionality with “a plethora” of native smart contracts like Boost treasury, Boost token rewards, Controller, and Vault has been “successfully” audited with CertiK. The CertiK team claims that… 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

National Crowdfunding and Fintech Assoc Canada Reminds Industry Participants of Deadline for Offering Feedback on Financial Sector Resilience Paper

The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada), which supports a financial innovation ecosystem offering education, market intelligence, stewardship, networking and funding opportunities, has reminded industry participants that there’s only about a week remaining to provide comments on a consultation on technology risks in the… Read More

Global Investment Manager Investcorp Announces Sale of Cybersecurity Provider Avira to NortonLifeLock For $360 Million

  Investcorp, a global investment manager, specializing in alternative investments across private equity, real estate, credit, absolute return strategies, GP stakes, and infrastructure, announced on Monday it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Avira (or the “Company”) to NortonLifeLock (NASDAQ: NLOK), a global… Read More

Cyber Risk Management Software-As-A-Service Company Axio Teams Up With NFP to Expand Cybersecurity Capabilities; Announces New Community Bank Platform

Axio, a cyber risk management Software-as-a-Service company, announced on Monday it has formed a strategic partnership with NFP, an insurance broker and consultant. Axio reported through the partnership NFP will delay Axio’s new platform, Axio360 QuickQuant, to expand its cybersecurity capabilities within its P&C division with… Read More

Crypto.com Receives Adaptive (Tier 4) Rating From the National Institution of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com announced on Wednesday it secured Adaptive (Tier 4) rating from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework and the latest NIST Privacy Framework, developed by the US Department of Commerce. The crypto portal claims that it is the… 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

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