Financial Services Threat Alert

Weekly Update: 27 April 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.

Conti and Emotet: A constantly destructive duoIntel471 Blog – Apr 26 2022 06:00
Emotet malware infects users again after fixing broken installerBleepingComputer.com – Apr 25 2022 20:28
AR will facilitate the next step in digital bankingVerdict.co.uk – Apr 22 2022 10:46
Spoofing Credit Unions for ProfitAvanan – Blog – Apr 21 2022 13:00
LemonDuck Targets Docker for Cryptomining OperationsCrowdstrike – Apr 21 2022 08:23
Modern Bank Heists 5.0: The Escalation from Dwell to DestructionVMware Security & Compliance Blog – Apr 20 2022 15:09

Threat Actors & TTPs

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

Emotet Tests New Delivery TechniquesProofpoint US Blog – Apr 26 2022 11:30
Alert – fraudulent emails impersonating BNP ParibasBNP Paribas Hong Kong – Apr 26 2022 10:36
Watch out for this SMS phish promising a tax refundMalwarebytes Unpacked – Apr 25 2022 20:52
Prynt Stealer Spotted In the WildCyble Blog – Apr 21 2022 17:16

Leaks & Breaches

Leaks and breaches, discussion and actions.

Customers’ Credit Cards Compromised in Aeropost Data BreachNationwide News Network – Apr 25 2022 14:40

Fraud & Anti-Money Laundering

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

Cryptosphere – Adoption & Regulation

Adoption and regulation of cryptocurrency in the financial sector.

AUSTRAC wants banks to identify, report suspicious crypto activityAustralian Financial Review – Apr 25 2022 04:09
Commerzbank applies for crypto custody licenceFinextra Research – Apr 22 2022 11:54

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