Financial Services Threat Alert

Weekly Update: 17 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.

IT threat evolution in Q2 2022. Non-mobile statisticsKaspersky Lab – Aug 15 2022 12:00
Researching Xiaomi’s TEE to get to Chinese moneyCheck Point Research – Aug 12 2022 09:54
Research Reveals 265 Brands Impersonated in Phishing AttacksAbnormal Security Blog – Aug 11 2022 14:51

Threat Actors & TTPs

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

Two more malicious Python packages in the PyPIKaspersky Lab – Aug 16 2022 12:00
Phishing Site used to Spread Typhon StealerCyble Blog – Aug 16 2022 06:00

Leaks & Breaches

Leaks and breaches, discussion and actions.

When Efforts to Contain a Data Breach BackfireKrebs on Security – Aug 16 2022 17:06
KickEX prevented attempts to hack your accountsMedium.com – Aug 13 2022 13:24
Crypto Trading App Swan Bitcoin Suffers Data LeakPageOne.ng – Aug 11 2022 12:29

Fraud & Anti-Money Laundering

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

Three Nigerian BEC Fraudsters Extradited From UK to USSecurityWeek RSS Feed – Aug 16 2022 09:37
Sri Lankans make crypto Ponzi scam claimsAl Jazeera English – Aug 15 2022 05:46

Cryptosphere – Adoption & Regulation

Adoption and regulation of cryptocurrency in the financial sector.

Cryptocurrency: We have to work and have a clean system – BoGTheIndependentGhana.com – Aug 12 2022 10:07

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