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Financial Services Threat Alert

Weekly Update: 25 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.

TA444: The APT Startup Aimed at Acquisition (of Your Funds)Proofpoint US Blog – Jan 25 2023 10:10
Aurora – A Stealer Using Shapeshifting TacticsCyble Blog – Jan 18 2023 16:09
FinServ Firms See 81% Surge in Attacks Since Russia-Ukraine WarInfosecurity Today – Jan 18 2023 10:00

Threat Actors & TTPs

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

Cybercrime, BlueStealer (alias DarkCloud) is backDifesa & Sicurezza – Jan 24 2023 06:55
Hook: A Banking Malware with RAT CapabilitiesCyware – Jan 23 2023 10:41
Watch Out for New Variants of Rapper Botnet and Related Mining ActivitiesMasafumiNegishi – Twitter – Jan 21 2023 07:31

Leaks & Breaches

Leaks and breaches, discussion and actions.

Explained: The LendHub Hack (January 2023)Halborn – Jan 19 2023 10:21
SEC Allegedly Violates Privacy Law By Leaking Crypto Miners’ Personal DataInternational Business Times – Jan 18 2023 09:34

Fraud & Anti-Money Laundering

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

Second Bank Employee Admits Role in Fraud ConspiracyUnited States Department of Justice – Jan 24 2023 05:00
Reports of loan fee scams have jumped, says bankBelfast Telegraph – Business – Jan 24 2023 00:01

Cryptosphere – Adoption & Regulation

Adoption and regulation of cryptocurrency in the financial sector.

Coinbase Exits Japan Citing “Market Conditions”CryptoNews – Jan 18 2023 16:13

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