22 October 2020

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FinServ Cyber
Brazilian Bank Customers Target By VizomIBM X-Force Exchange – Advisory Tag – RSS – Oct 21 2020 19:33Summary IBM Security Trusteer researchers have discovered a new malware package being used against banking customers in Brazil that has been dubbed “Vizom”. Threat Type Malware, Backdoor Overview Information about a new malware package, Vizom, that is…
DaveMaasland – “As of October 18, we’ve worked with partners around the world to eliminate 94% of Trickbot’s critical infrastructu… DaveMaasland – Twitter – Oct 20 2020 19:14“As of October 18, we’ve worked with partners around the world to eliminate 94% of Trickbot’s critical infrastructure including both the c&c servers in use at the time our action began and new infrastructure Trickbot has attempted to bring…
Emotet Returns: Here’s a Quick Look into new ‘Windows Update’ attachmentE Hacking News – Oct 19 2020 17:46Originating as a banking malware, Emotet Malware was first discovered by security researchers in the year 2014, but, the threats by Emotet have constantly evolved over the years. At present, the malware is highly active as its developers continue to…
Emotet Sends Mail to Inform Users of a Microsoft Word UpdateTechNadu – Oct 19 2020 14:18Emotet actors are now sending emails that inform users of a supposed Microsoft Word update. The messages urge the recipients to “enable content” on their suite, supposedly to enable the update. The malware then fetches a range of payloads, including…
FireEye – Find your favorite spot in your home and join us on Nov. 9 to learn the about the key threats to the financial serv… FireEye – Twitter – Oct 21 2020 16:30Find your favorite spot in your home and join us on Nov. 9 to learn the about the key threats to the financial services industry and ways you can improve your security against the newly named threat group, #FIN11.

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FireEye – If you work in the financial services industry, you’ll want to join us at #FireEyeCyberSummit to review best practi… FireEye – Twitter – Oct 21 2020 03:30If you work in the financial services industry, you’ll want to join us at #FireEyeCyberSummit to review best practices for defending your organization from cyber attacks that frequently target your industry.

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JRoosen – Emotet AAR for 2020/10/20: Pretty busy lately and dont have much else to say than what is in this report. Interesti… JRoosen – Twitter – Oct 21 2020 06:49Emotet AAR for 2020/10/20: Pretty busy lately and dont have much else to say than what is in this report. Interesting to see IcedID come back. Also the loader testing for VB6 stuff was crashing Win7 32 bit, so if you are using Win7 for your sandbox,…
Microsoft took down 120 of 128 Trickbot servers in recent takedownSecurity Affairs – Oct 21 2020 06:00Microsoft brought down TrickBot infrastructure last week, but a few days later the botmasters set up a new command and control (C&C) servers. Microsoft’s…
New Vizom Malware Discovered Targets Brazilian Bank Customers with Remote Overlay AttacksSecurity Intelligence – Oct 19 2020 10:00IBM Security Trusteer researchers have discovered a new malware code and active campaign targeting online banking users in Brazil. The malware, coined “Vizom” by the team, uses familiar remote overlay attack tactics to take over user…
Police warn of new type of phishing scam involving advertisements, lucky draws from fake bank websitesChannel NewsAsia – Oct 19 2020 08:44SINGAPORE: The police on Monday (Oct 19) warned members of the public of a new type of phishing scam involving fake advertisement campaigns and lucky draws from banks. According to the authority, victims would either receive a WhatsApp message…
Secnewsbytes – This new malware uses remote overlay attacks to hijack your bank account | ZDNet Secnewsbytes – Twitter – Oct 19 2020 14:09This new malware uses remote overlay attacks to hijack your bank account | ZDNet hXXps://www[.]zdnet[.]com/article/this-new-malware-uses-remote-overlay-attacks-to-hijack-your-bank-account/
Tennessee warns of credit card skimmers at gas pumpsThe Washington Times stories: News – Oct 22 2020 08:30NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is warning drivers to look out for credit card skimmers at gas pumps. Inspectors have found five of the devices at fuel pumps around the state in the past six weeks, according to the…
This new malware uses remote overlay attacks to hijack your bank accountMalwareTips.com – Oct 19 2020 11:17The new malware variant, dubbed Vizom by IBM, is being…
TrickBot malware under siege from all sides, and it’s workingBleepingComputer.com – Oct 20 2020 23:25The Trickbot malware operation is on the brink of going down completely following efforts from an alliance of cybersecurity and hosting providers targeting the botnet’s command and control servers. […]
TrickBot really is on the run after Microsoft, Cyber Command disruptionCyberscoop – News – Oct 20 2020 21:16After some initial doubts, Tuesday brought encouraging signs that a multi-front attempt to dismantle the massive TrickBot botnet in advance of Election Day has taken root, perhaps thanks to an extra push. …
Trickbot Botnet Update | Avastavast! blog – Oct 22 2020 08:08TrickBot, a malware network that is often described as one of the world’s largest with at least a million PCs, is once again in the news. Earlier this month, the botnet was the focus of two independent…
Trickbot Rebounds After ‘Takedown’ITSecurity.Org – Oct 21 2020 13:44Cybercrime , Forensics , Fraud Management & Cybercrime CrowdStrike: Botnet’s Activity Has Already Picked Up Doug Olenick (DougOlenick) • October 20, 2020 TrickBot activity from July 1 to Oct. 14. Note the drop in activity on Sept. 21 and…
Trickbot, Phishing, Ransomware & ElectionsDark Reading – All Stories – Oct 19 2020 18:00The botnet has taken some hits lately, but that doesn’t mean the threat is over. Here are some steps you can take to keep it from your door.
ZDNet – This new malware uses remote overlay attacks to hijack your bank account ZDNet – Twitter – Oct 19 2020 14:15This new malware uses remote overlay attacks to hijack your bank account…
peterkruse – Happy yo announce that I will do a presentation on APT attacks against the financial sector during COVID-19 with fo… peterkruse – Twitter – Oct 19 2020 14:33Happy yo announce that I will do a presentation on APT attacks against the financial sector during COVID-19 with focus on Lazarus and TA505. Thanks to my friends at @ESET for making this possible and for the invite. BTW, it’s the day before I turn…
FinServ Data Breaches
British Airways fined £20 million for data breachIT Security Guru – Oct 19 2020 11:05British Airways have been fined £20 million by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following a data breach from 2018 which affected 400,000 customers. The 2018 breach affected customers confidential personal and credit card data. The incident…
Dinosn – Dickeys BBQ breach exposes 3 million payment cards; now for sale on the dark web
Dinosn – Twitter – Oct 21 2020 10:41Dickeys BBQ breach exposes 3 million payment cards; now for sale on the dark web
hXXps://krebsonsecurity[.]com/2020/10/breach-at-dickeys-bbq-smokes-3m-cards/
Made in Oregon notifies 7,800 customers of possible data breachOregonian – Oct 20 2020 22:10Made in Oregon says that thousands of online customers may have had their personal and credit card information stolen during a data breach earlier this year. The Portland-based gift retailer sent letters last week to 7,800 customers who purchased…
Fraud & Money Laundering
Alleged money laundering, drug ‘kingpin’ revealedTownsvilleBulletin.com.au – Oct 21 2020 02:11The “kingpin” of an alleged $20 million money laundering and drug dealing gang raided at Virginia last week can be revealed as Elie Khoury.
Anti-money laundering laws must cover lawyers and accountantsTheAge.com – Oct 20 2020 10:55Australia has dragged its feet for a decade. It needs to apply global rules to financial advisers selling shadowy offshore business schemes.
BBB Warns of Health Insurance Open Enrollment ScamsSecurity Bloggers Network – Oct 19 2020 09:54
Former NAB employee charged with attempted $21 million fraudMelbourne Age – Oct 20 2020 19:49A former employee of the National Australia Bank in Sydney has been charged with an attempted fraud of more than $21 million against the financial institution. The 38-year-old woman is one of two people charged as part of an investigation into what…
Global Anti-money Laundering Market Analysis & Forecasts 2020-2026: Improvements in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Workflows and ML-Based Analytical Solutions – ResearchAndMarkets.comBusiness Wire Technology News – Oct 22 2020 09:21DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Anti-money Laundering Market by Component, Deployment Type, Product, End-user and Region: Industry Analysis and Forecast 2020-2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets[.]com’s offering. The Global Anti-money…
Marriott Scam Calls: Fraudulent CallersOnline Threat Alerts – Oct 20 2020 03:32Marriott International has been made aware of fraudulent telephone calls being made in different parts of the world wher… read more.
Money Laundering Detectives Have Been Out at the PubBloomberg-Quint – Oct 20 2020 02:29(Bloomberg Opinion) — Why did it take media reporting to get Australia’s money laundering investigators to start looking into casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd.?
Patterns and trends: Visa helps curtail fraud for banks, merchants and consumersATM Marketplace – Oct 20 2020 10:00Fraud is something that financial institutes, banks, merchants and consumers regularly battle. ATM Marketplace spoke with Mike Lemberger, senior vice president and regional risk officer for Visa, North America on ways Visa is helping disrupt fraud…
Study: Digital payments fraud surges during pandemicPR Newswire: Heavy Industry & Manufacturing – Oct 20 2020 14:46CARY, N.C., Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Amid coronavirus-driven lockdowns and social distancing, proliferating mobile apps and online channels have proven vital lifelines. US mobile banking grew 50% in the first half of 2020, new registrations…

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