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Financial Services Threat Alert

Weekly Update: 19 October 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.

Threat Actors & TTPs

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

ERMAC Android Malware Increasingly ActiveCyble Blog – Oct 18 2022 08:04
Mitsu Stealer distributed via AnyDesk Phishing SiteCyble Blog – Oct 13 2022 14:13
PHP Variant of Ducktail Targets Facebook Business AccountsZscaler Research – Oct 13 2022 00:00

Leaks & Breaches

Leaks and breaches, discussion and actions.

Explained: The Sovryn Hack (October 2022)Halborn – Oct 18 2022 16:26
BitKeep suffers $1M hackBitcoinInsider.org – Oct 18 2022 10:27
Australian insurance firm Medibank confirms ransomware attackBleepingComputer.com – Oct 17 2022 17:56
Mango Markets To Strike $47 Million Deal With HackerInternational Business Times – Oct 17 2022 02:54
QANplatform faces a $1M Bridge Hack, QANX token plummets by 90%BitcoinInsider.org – Oct 12 2022 04:32

Fraud & Anti-Money Laundering

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

Bunq wins AML case against Dutch Central BankFinextra Research Risk & regulation channel – Oct 18 2022 10:53
Crypto scam alert: appasiccoin[.]orgAustralian Securities and Investments Commission – Oct 18 2022 00:14
Credit Suisse pays $495 million to settle legacy caseReuters Business & Finance – Oct 17 2022 06:26
New fraud type adds to surge in European terminal attacksFinextra Research Security channel – Oct 13 2022 10:24

Cryptosphere – Adoption & Regulation

Adoption and regulation of cryptocurrency in the financial sector.

Banks face heightened risks from crypto firm deposits –Fed’s BarrReuters Business & Finance – Oct 12 2022 17:59

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