Financial Services Threat Alert

Weekly Update: 31 August 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.

+Malicious Cookie Stuffing Chrome Extensions with 1.4 Million UsersMcAfee Labs – Other Blogs – Aug 29 2022 19:00
Report shows cybercriminals stole more than $100M in NFTsInsideBitcoins – Aug 25 2022 14:51
Ransomware attacks on financial firms increase 300%QA Financial – Aug 25 2022 09:15

Threat Actors & TTPs

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

ModernLoader delivers multiple stealers, cryptominers and RATsTalos Intelligence Blog – Aug 30 2022 12:00
Andhra Pradesh: Bank becomes cybercrime victimTimes of India – Aug 26 2022 16:38
Advanced BEC Scam Campaign Targeting Executives on O365Secnewsbytes – Twitter – Aug 25 2022 02:07

Leaks & Breaches

Leaks and breaches, discussion and actions.

Nelnet Servicing breach exposes data of 2.5M student loan accountsBleepingComputer.com – Aug 29 2022 18:16
New Hampshire Lottery Website Shutdown After CyberattackNew Hampshire Patch – Aug 26 2022 19:45
Block sued after ex-staffer siphons customer dataTheRegister.com – Aug 24 2022 23:10

Fraud & Anti-Money Laundering

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

RBI may establish fraud registry to check bank fraudsEconomic Times – Aug 29 2022 12:45
Court convicts former board director of CSI Bank and a contractor of briberyBhutan Broadcasting Service – Aug 27 2022 15:25
Press release: Suspected cryptocurrency scam company shut downGOV.UK departments and policy – all updates – Aug 26 2022 09:36

Cryptosphere – Adoption & Regulation

Adoption and regulation of cryptocurrency in the financial sector.

Singapore struggles to curb cryptocurrency enthusiasmThe Register (feed) – Aug 30 2022 11:44
Crypto Firms Say US Sanctions Limit Use of Privacy SoftwareSecurityWeek RSS Feed – Aug 26 2022 13:33

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