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Financial Services Threat Alert

Weekly Update: 11 January 2023

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.

Android spyware variant targeting banking informationSC Magazine US – Jan 06 2023 15:14

Threat Actors & TTPs

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

Cybercrime, fake HSBC Bank email carries SnakeKeyloggerDifesa & Sicurezza – Jan 09 2023 06:40
Unwrapping Ursnifs GiftsThe DFIR Report – Blog – Jan 09 2023 02:16
Blind Eagle APT Hunts Banking Victims in Colombia, EcuadorBankInfoSecurity – Jan 06 2023 23:09
Dridex Returns, Targets MacOS Using New Entry MethodTrend Micro Research News Perspectives – Jan 05 2023 15:52
PurpleUrchin Bypasses CAPTCHA and Steals Cloud Platform ResourcesUnit 42 – Palo Alto Networks Blog – Jan 05 2023 14:00
Zoom Users At Risk In Latest Malware CampaignCyble Blog – Jan 05 2023 10:28
Morocco’s CIH Bank Warns Customers of Phishing Scam>Morocco World News – Jan 05 2023 00:00

Leaks & Breaches

Leaks and breaches, discussion and actions.

251k Impacted by Data Breach at Insurance Firm Bay Bridge AdministratorsSecurityWeek – Twitter – Jan 11 2023 11:53
Zurich Insurance Suffers Cyber AttackFinews.com – Jan 10 2023 13:06
Tehran: Cyber-attack on Central Bank of Iran thwartedMiddle East Monitor – Jan 07 2023 10:37

Fraud & Anti-Money Laundering

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

FCA penalises Al Rayan Bank PLC for anti-money laundering failures Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – Jan 11 2023 10:37

Cryptosphere – Adoption & Regulation

Adoption and regulation of cryptocurrency in the financial sector.

Metropolitan Bank Heads for Crypto ExitCoinDesk – Jan 09 2023 12:27
BSP continues pilot testing of digital currenciesPhilstar Global – Business – Jan 08 2023 16:00
JN to launch digital currency by MarchJamaica Observer – Jan 08 2023 05:07

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