19 January 2021

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FinServ Cyber
From A to X analyzing some real cases which used recent Emotet samplesTout sur la cybersociété, la cybersécurité, la cybercriminalité, la cyberdéfense, … – Jan 17 2021 19:24
InfosecurityMag – Most Financial Services Have Suffered COVID-Linked Cyber-Attacks InfosecurityMag – Twitter – Jan 19 2021 11:27Most Financial Services Have Suffered COVID-Linked Cyber-Attacks hXXps://www[.]infosecurity-magazine[.]com/news/financial-services-suffered-covid?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
JRoosen – @Myrtus0x0 Ah I thought it was in there because I saw the Heodo index. Qakbot/uncle Boris is busy and promiscuous… JRoosen – Twitter – Jan 16 2021 01:42@Myrtus0x0 Ah I thought it was in there because I saw the Heodo index. Qakbot/uncle Boris is busy and promiscuous I see. This makes sense with the structure of that botnet. That looks about like I would have expected it with lots of overlap with…
JRoosen – @Myrtus0x0 Very cool! Which families are where in that picture? I assume Emotet is the large area to the lower right side corner?JRoosen – Twitter – Jan 16 2021 01:36@Myrtus0x0 Very cool! Which families are where in that picture? I assume Emotet is the large area to the lower right side corner?
MAS announces new banking rules for Singapore after SolarWinds cyber attack exposes firms around the worldThe Straits Times All News – Jan 18 2021 06:09January 18, 2021 2:09 PM All financial institutions are now required to audit the suppliers of their technology vendors.
Most Financial Services Have Suffered COVID-Linked Cyber-AttacksInfosecurity – Latest News – Jan 19 2021 11:25Most Financial Services Have Suffered COVID-Linked Cyber-Attacks Financial services firms were hit hard over the past year, with 70% experiencing a successful cyber-attack and most of these blaming COVID-related conditions for the incident,…
Scottish Environment Protection Agency refuses to pay ransomware crooks over 1.2GB of stolen dataThe Register – Jan 18 2021 18:41Which is exactly what you should do Scotland's environmental watchdog has confirmed it is dealing with an "ongoing ransomware attack" likely masterminded by international "serious and organised" criminals during the last week of 2020. "On Christmas…
Secnewsbytes – Hacker Reveals How He Robs Banks #bankingSecnewsbytes – Twitter – Jan 16 2021 13:30Hacker Reveals How He Robs Banks hXXps://www[.]freethink[.]com/shows/coded/season-3/penetration-testing #banking
Secnewsbytes – New guidelines for financial institutions in Singapore to combat risks of cyberattacks – CNA Secnewsbytes – Twitter – Jan 18 2021 09:19New guidelines for financial institutions in Singapore to combat risks of cyberattacks – CNA hXXps://www[.]channelnewsasia[.]com/news/business/mas-cyber-security-guidelines-banks-financial-institutions-13986002
Securityblog – Analyzing Qakbot using Brim’s No-code threat hunting | by Oliver Rochford | Brim Security | Jan, 2021 | Medium Securityblog – Twitter – Jan 16 2021 14:49Analyzing Qakbot using Brim’s No-code threat hunting | by Oliver Rochford | Brim Security | Jan, 2021 | Medium hXXps://medium[.]com/brim-securitys-knowledge-funnel/analyzing-qakbot-using-brims-no-code-threat-hunting-8e3415c3338d
Securityblog – MAS announces new banking rules for Singapore after SolarWinds cyber attack exposes firms around the world Securityblog – Twitter – Jan 18 2021 06:51MAS announces new banking rules for Singapore after SolarWinds cyber attack exposes firms around the world hXXps://flip[.]it/fm1-tO
TA551 Now Spreading IcedID Stealer via Spoofed EmailsCyware – Jan 16 2021 19:24TA551 (aka Shathak) is an email-based malware distribution campaign that is actively targeting English-speaking victims. Active since early 2020, TA551 is known to distribute multiple malware families, such as Ursnif and Valak. What is happening? In a…
cybersecboardrm – New Zealand central bank governor apologises after cyberattack resulted in serious data breach #CyberAttack cybersecboardrm – Twitter – Jan 17 2021 14:30New Zealand central bank governor apologises after cyberattack resulted in serious data breach #CyberAttack…
malware_traffic – @m1ru1 Emotet is both an information stealer -and- malware dropper. In most cases, I get some sort of follow-up ma… malware_traffic – Twitter – Jan 17 2021 18:07@m1ru1 Emotet is both an information stealer -and- malware dropper. In most cases, I get some sort of follow-up malware from an Emotet infection if I run the infection long enough. Emotet also has other functions it can use. The one I notice most…
malware_traffic – @m1ru1 For each of those malware families, the file size varies anywhere from somewhere over 100 kB to somewhere un… malware_traffic – Twitter – Jan 18 2021 04:06@m1ru1 For each of those malware families, the file size varies anywhere from somewhere over 100 kB to somewhere under 900 kB on average. It changes from week to week. I look at Trickbot as another information stealer.
malware_traffic – @m1ru1 Unfortunately I don’t see everything, so I can’t tell you how often Trickbot is distributed from malspam compared to Emotet.malware_traffic – Twitter – Jan 18 2021 06:59@m1ru1 Unfortunately I don't see everything, so I can't tell you how often Trickbot is distributed from malspam compared to Emotet.
Fraud & Money Laundering
COVID-19 Vaccine Themes Persist in Fraud SchemesBank Info Security – Jan 18 2021 18:55Fraudsters Impersonate Vaccine Manufacturers, WHO, DHL Researchers at the security firm Proofpoint are tracking several fraud schemes leveraging COVID-19 vaccine-themed emails. The schemes include business email compromise scams, messages with…
Credit card firm Capital One fined for violating U.S. anti-money laundering lawToday Online – Jan 16 2021 00:53Credit card firm Capital One Financial Corp has been fined $390 million for engaging in what the U.S. government called willful and negligent violations of the Bank Secrecy Act, an anti-money laundering law, a Treasury Department bureau said on…
Europe Anti-money Laundering Market (2020 to 2026) – by Component, Deployment Type, Product, End-user and Country – ResearchAndMarkets.comBusiness Wire Technology News – Jan 18 2021 14:57DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The "Europe Anti-money Laundering Market by Component, Deployment Type, Product, End-user and Country: Industry Analysis and Forecast 2020-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets[.]com's offering. The Europe…
How compliance software detects fraud and money laundering involving cryptoCointelegraph.com News – Jan 18 2021 13:19 As the crypto markets mature and institutional money flows into the space, technology to detect fraud and money laundering involving digital assets is more important than ever.
Infamous cybercrime, carding market Joker’s Stash is shutting downHackRead – Jan 18 2021 14:52The world’s largest digital carding marketplace Joker’s Stash to shut down its operations from February 15, 2021. Joker’s Stash Retiring in February Joker’s Stash has announced that it will shut down all its operations on February 15, 2021. On Friday,…
Police bust alleged hacking and money laundering schemeTownsvilleBulletin.com.au – Jan 19 2021 00:41Police have charged a 27-year-old Bellmere man with more than 500 offences following an 11-month long investigation into money laundering, computer hacking and stealing from a business north of Brisbane.
Senate OKs bill strengthening anti-money laundering law in final readingCNN Philippines – Jan 19 2021 02:10Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18) – With 21 affirmative votes, the Senate has approved on third and final reading the bill which aims to strengthen the country's anti-money laundering law. Senate Bill No. 1945 introduces amendments to the…
The “Joker’s Stash” Carding Marketplace Announced Its ShutdownTechNadu – Jan 16 2021 09:03One of the dark web’s most popular carding sites announced its shutdown. The operator claims that it’s time for retirement, giving users another month to spend their balances. The carding activity will just move elsewhere, but it’s unlikely to see a…
Underground Carding Marketplace Jokers Stash Announces ShutdownSecurityPhresh – Jan 18 2021 14:16Jokers Stash, a large underground marketplace for stolen payment card data, has announced plans to shut down operations on February 15, 2021.The announcement was posted on a Russian-language cybercrime forum and detailed plans to cease all…
Unemployment Benefits Claims Fraud: New Threats for 2021Security Bloggers Network – Jan 17 2021 12:05The numbers are simply staggering. According to CNBC, the U.S. lost more than $36 billion in unemployment benefits due to improper payments since the CARES Act was passed in the spring. Yes, the federal government and states are taking steps to…

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