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World Economic Forum Recommends Adopting Clear and Actionable Cybersecurity Guidelines for Fintech Firms

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Fintech Cybersecurity Consortium was established in 2018. It aims to help protect the global financial ecosystem, which now includes large organizations with “high levels of cybersecurity maturity” and fast-growing Fintech firms that are offering emerging technologies such as AI, Big… Read More

Cybercrime and Banking Fraud Alert: State Bank of India, Nation’s Largest Lender, Reminds Customers to Never Share Personal Details with Anyone

The State of Bank of India (SBI) has again cautioned against the increasing number of fraudulent activities targeting unsuspecting bank account holders. The SBI is a multinational, public sector banking and financial services statutory body that’s headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Last year, it was ranked… 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

Global Fintech Funding Declined during COVID-19, Investors Now Focused on Mature Fintechs like Robinhood and Stripe: Report

  The global Fintech industry is being transformed by the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting socio-economic problems and challenges, according to a recent report from CB Insights. As mentioned in the report, the first quarter of this year was quite difficult for the financial services sector… Read More

Jay Nair: Senior VP at Infosys Explains how Financial Services Providers are Adopting Digital Transformation Strategies Due to COVID-19

We recently caught up with Jay Nair, Senior Vice President of Financial Services at Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in digital services and consulting. The company has clients in 45 countries who use its services to develop their digital transformation strategies. The firm has… Read More

Digital Banking Adoption Could lead to More Cyber Attacks and Security Issues, FBI Warns

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has warned that there could be an increase in financial crime due to the rise of digital banking. The warning is a reminder from the FBI that mobile banking providers and financial institutions must protect their clients from… Read More

75% of IT Professionals Say Major Changes were Made to Fintech Firms’ Cybersecurity Programs when Working Remotely Due to COVID-19: Survey

  Financial service providers have been forced to make major changes to their cybersecurity programs and protocols in order to manage the transition to remote working, a practice many Fintech firms have adopted, following the global COVID-19 outbreak. The US-headquartered Financial Services Information Sharing and… Read More

OurCrowd backs Hub Security, a Startup that Offers Military-Grade Cybersecurity Solutions for Fintech, Blockchain & More

OurCrowd has invested in Hub Security, a startup that offers military-grade cybersecurity solutions for Fintech, cloud, blockchain, and data storage in general, in a $5 million Series A funding round led by AXA Ventures. Details of the investment were not announced. Moshe Raines, Partner at… Read More

OurCrowd backed Biometrics Firm BioCatch Secures $145 Million via Series C Round led by Bain Capital

Israel-based BioCatch, a behavioral biometrics firm, has secured $145 million in capital through a Series C investment round, which was led by Bain Capital Tech Opportunities. BioCatch is an OurCrowd portfolio company and the crowdfunding platform took part in this most recent round. Existing investors… Read More

U.S. Fintech MoonPay Appoints Nils Puhlmannn as Security Advisor

MoonPay, a U.S. fintech company that builds develop tools for fiat-to-crypto connectivity, announced on Thursday it has appointed Nils Puhlmann as its new security advisor. According to his Linkedin profile, Puhlmann has held various positions in the cybersecurity industry, including being named Chief Trust and … Read More

Sony Bank Forms New Partnership With OneSpan For Remote Banking Security

Sony Bank, a Japanese commercial banking group and a subsidiary of Sony Financial, a member of the Japanese electronics giant Sony, has formed a new partnership with remote banking transaction security specialist OneSpan. Through the collaboration, Sony Bank will use OneSpan’s mobile security suite to… Read More

Finastra Updates Following Security Breach: We do not believe that any customer or employee data was accessed

On March 20, 2020, Finastra, a financial services software provider, announced that a “bad-actor” was attempting to introduce malware into their network in what was described as a “common ransomware attack.” Finastra is a company spanning retail banking, transaction banking, lending, and treasury and capital… 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

Fintech Projects Across the Globe Secured a Total of $137.5 Billion in Investments in 2019: Report

Europe has had a solid year in terms of total Fintech funding as it secured $58.1 billion in capital last year, which is significantly greater than the $43.4 billion the industry acquired back in 2018 – according to a recent report from Big Four auditing… Read More

Mastercard Announces Acquisition of AI & Data Analytics Solutions Provider RiskRecon

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) recently announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire RiskRecon, a provider of artificial intelligence and data analytics solutions to support companies in protecting their cyber systems and infrastructure. Mastercard reported that with RiskRecon’s pioneering scanning and evaluation technologies, organizations may… Read More

European Commission Launches Two Consultations, One on Crypto Assets, 2nd on Cybersecurity

Yesterday the European Commission announced the launch of two consultations. The first is on digital or crypto-assets including stablecoins. The second is on cybersecurity. The consultation on digital assets is due to President Ursula von der Leyen determination to keep abreast of innovation in the… Read More

Group-IB: “Huge Set” of Turkish Bank Cards for Sale on Dark Net

Group-IB, a Moscow-founded cybersecurity firm now based in Singapore, “has detected a massive upload of debit and credit card records …on one of the most popular underground cardshops.” According to the firm, between October 28th and November 27th of this year, criminals uploaded more than 460,000… Read More

SEC’s Associate Director of Enforcement Appearing at NYU Women in Cybersecurity Event

Carolyn Welshhans, the SEC’s Associate Director of Enforcement, will be speaking on a panel at New York University’s (NYU’s) Women Leaders in Cybersecurity event December 5th. According to a tweet from the SEC, Welshhans will be discussing the SEC Enforcement Division’s, “approach to cybersecurity issues,… Read More

Cybersecurity Firm Finds “Advanced Back Doors into Practically All Corporate Networks”

The CEO of cybersecurity firm Cyemptive Technologies says his company has found, “advanced back doors into practically all corporate networks.” The holes have been found in companies’ virtual private networks (VPNs), which, according to Cyemptive, are used, “by over 400 million consumers, businesses and government entities to securely… Read More

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