Financial Services Threat Alert

Weekly Update: 10 August 2022

A weekly report looking at major incidents and developments in the financial services sector. Topics include data breaches, threat actors and TTPs, fraud and anti-money laundering, and the adoption and regulation of cryptocurrency.

Editor’s Pick

A selection of Top Stories picked by our editors.

The State of Ransomware in Financial Services 2022Sophos – News – Aug 10 2022 11:00
Phishers Swim Around 2FA in Coinbase Account HeistsThreatpost.com – Aug 08 2022 15:26
Ousaban: LATAM Banking Malware Abusing Cloud ServicesNetskope – Threat Labs – Aug 04 2022 14:32

Threat Actors & TTPs

Discussion and analyses of significant campaigns, incidents, and associated actors in the banking sector.

Abusing Google Sites and Microsoft Azure for Crypto PhishingNetskope – Threat Labs – Aug 09 2022 20:01
Monero CoinMiner Being Distributed via WebhardsASEC Blog – AhnLab English – Aug 08 2022 02:21
Compromised YouTube Accounts spreading malwareCyble Blog – Aug 05 2022 10:33
Qbot Packed in ISO with DLL Side LoadingVipre Labs – Aug 04 2022 03:17
IcedID leverages PrivateLoaderWalmart Global Tech Blog – Aug 04 2022 03:12

Leaks & Breaches

Leaks and breaches, discussion and actions.

deBridge Finance crypto platform targeted by Lazarus hackersBleepingComputer.com – Aug 08 2022 23:04
Ally Bank class action over 2021 data breach dismissedTop Class Actions – Aug 06 2022 01:51
Indian pension fund holders’ data exposed online via @techcrunchMetacurity – Twitter – Aug 04 2022 10:39

Fraud & Anti-Money Laundering

Incidents and actions related to fraud and anti-money laundering.

U.S. Treasury Sanctions Notorious Virtual Currency Mixer Tornado CashUS Department of the Treasury – Press Releases – Aug 08 2022 00:00
UK Branded Europe’s “Capital of Card Fraud”Infosecurity Today – Aug 05 2022 09:07
Man Sentenced to Prison for $4.7 Million Bank Fraud SchemeDepartment of Justice USA – News – Aug 05 2022 04:00
HK$387.9 million in cryptocurrency scammed in first half of 2022 in Hong KongSouth China Morning Post – News – Aug 04 2022 16:01

Cryptosphere – Adoption & Regulation

Adoption and regulation of cryptocurrency in the financial sector.

Reserve Bank and Digital Finance Cooperative Research Centre to Explore Use Cases for CBDCReserve Bank of Australia – Media Releases – Aug 08 2022 23:00

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