Financial Services Threat Alert


Weekly Update: 25 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.

Beneath the surface: Uncovering the shift in web skimmingMicrosoft Security Blog – May 23 2022 16:00
New Unpatched Bug Could Let Attackers Steal Money from PayPal UsersTHN : The Hacker News – May 23 2022 10:36
Russian Sberbank says it’s facing massive waves of DDoS – May 20 2022 11:53
Norges Bank flags rising cyber threatsCentral Bank News – May 20 2022 00:00

Threat Actors & TTPs

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

Press release: Tax credits customers warned about scammers posing as HMRCGOV.UK departments and policy – all updates – May 24 2022 10:25
New scam with blockchain wallet linkSouth African Revenue Service – May 24 2022 07:59
Elon Musk deep fakes promote new BitVex cryptocurrency – May 22 2022 18:22
.NET Stubs: Sowing the Seeds of DiscordBlackBerry ThreatVector Blog – May 19 2022 21:28
Weaponization of Excel Add-Ins Part 2: Dridex Infection Chain Case StudiesUnit 42 – Palo Alto Networks Blog – May 19 2022 19:00
Analyzing a WooCommerce Credit Card SkimmerSucuri Blog – May 19 2022 18:01

Leaks & Breaches

Leaks and breaches, discussion and actions.

Mortgage servicer sued by borrowers over data breachNational Mortgage News – May 24 2022 19:37

Fraud & Anti-Money Laundering

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

Bogus home insurance claims grew by 45% in 2021 – – May 24 2022 15:23
Blacklisting underused to protect EU funds against fraudEuropean Court of Auditors – May 23 2022 15:44
Crypto Might Have an Insider Trading Markets – May 21 2022 09:30

Cryptosphere – Adoption & Regulation

Adoption and regulation of cryptocurrency in the financial sector.

Ethereum on Track for Testnet Merge in JuneCoinDesk – May 19 2022 12:22

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