Financial Services Threat Alert

Weekly Update: 18 May 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.

In hot pursuit of ‘cryware’: Defending hot wallets from attacksMicrosoft Security Blog – May 17 2022 16:00
China reveals its top five sources of online fraudThe Register – Security – May 17 2022 03:31
JAM-DEX Phased Rollout UnderwayGovernment of Jamaica – May 11 2022 21:15

Threat Actors & TTPs

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

X-Cart Skimmer with DOM-based ObfuscationSucuri Blog – May 17 2022 18:01
Fake Mobile Apps Steal Facebook Credentials, Cryptocurrency-Related KeysTrend Micro Simply Security – May 16 2022 12:42
Fake Pixelmon NFT site infects you with password-stealing malwareBleepingComputer.com – May 15 2022 16:34
Wells Fargo phishing e-mails | Kaspersky official blogKaspersky Daily – Blog – May 13 2022 13:07

Leaks & Breaches

Leaks and breaches, discussion and actions.

Hackers nail Zambia’s Central BankITWeb Africa – May 18 2022 08:16
Seattle credit union investigating possible ATM hackATMmarketplace.com – May 12 2022 15:00

Fraud & Anti-Money Laundering

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

US SEC charges AGI and portfolio managers with securities fraudInvestment Pensions Europe – May 17 2022 00:00
Banks to seek change in definition of ‘fraud’Economic Times – May 16 2022 01:30

Cryptosphere – Adoption & Regulation

Adoption and regulation of cryptocurrency in the financial sector.

Nomura Launches Over-the-Counter Bitcoin DerivativesBitcoinInsider.org – May 13 2022 23:00

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