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Financial Services Threat Alert

Weekly Update: 16 November 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.

UK banks on high alert as Russian cyber threat risesCERT-EU – Latest News – Nov 12 2022 22:02
New phishing campaign posing as Spain’s Tax Agencyavast! blog – Nov 11 2022 09:01
FBI warns scammers now impersonate refund payment portalsBleepingComputer.com – Nov 10 2022 17:09
New Phishing Technique Targeting Over 20 Crypto WalletsNetskope – Threat Labs – Nov 10 2022 14:00

Threat Actors & TTPs

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

Threat Actors Taking Advantage of FTX Bankruptcy McAfee Labs – Other Blogs – Nov 15 2022 18:23
Typhon Reborn With New CapabilitiesUnit 42 – Palo Alto Networks Blog – Nov 14 2022 14:00
Beware SBI customers! SMS asking PAN update is fakeBusiness Today India – Nov 11 2022 04:44
KmsdBot: The Attack and Mine MalwareThe Akamai Blog – Nov 10 2022 16:08
Hack the Real Box: APT41’s New Subgroup Earth LongzhiTrend Micro Research News Perspectives – Nov 09 2022 12:52

Leaks & Breaches

Leaks and breaches, discussion and actions.

An initial access broker claims to have hacked Deutsche BankSecurity Affairs – Nov 11 2022 23:07
Lawsuit Seeks Food Benefits Stolen By SkimmersKrebs on Security – Nov 10 2022 18:11

Fraud & Anti-Money Laundering

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

Top Zeus Botnet Suspect “Tank” Arrested in GenevaKrebs on Security – Nov 15 2022 15:38
UK Shoppers Lost £15m+ to Scammers Last WinterInfosecurity Today – Nov 14 2022 10:10
Seventeen Domain Names Linked to Online Scams Seized and FrozenCERT-EU – Latest News – Nov 11 2022 05:59

Cryptosphere – Adoption & Regulation

Adoption and regulation of cryptocurrency in the financial sector.

Swiss bankers warn: Three quarters of retail Bitcoin investors lose moneyThe Register – Security – Nov 16 2022 08:30
Fed’s Waller maintains skepticism on U.S. digital currencyReuters – Twitter – Nov 10 2022 11:30

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