Tag: swift

Smaller Swift-Connected Ukrainian Bank Targeted By Hackers

People who have been following the news may have heard the Ukraine central bank has been targeted in a cyber attack. As it turns out, officials issued a hacking alert in April of 2016. Similarly to what has happened with the Bank of Bangladesh, the Ukraine central bank was targeted to move money over the Swift network. Another Bank Heist Attempt There are a few different types of hacks which …
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Swift Will Cut Off Banks With Weak Cyber Security

The entire Swift debacle has a lot of entities in the financial world on edge. Especially Swift, the payment network connecting a lot of banks around the world, is starting to take harsher action. Their latest plan involves the expulsion of banks with security standards that are not up to par. Swift Punishes Banks Instead of Helping An interesting and disconcerting statement was made by Swift chief exec Gottfried Leibbrandt …
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Anomali Labs Evidence Hints At Lazarus Involvement In Swift Breach

It appears there is new evidence linking the recent Swift attacks to a North Korean hacker collective. Several pieces of malware have been identified by Anomali, making them the third security institution to confirm these suspicions. Lazarus Hacker Collective Attacked Swift? That seems to be the most obvious outcome of these investigations, After Symantec and BAE Systems found evidence linking the Swift attacks to North Korean hackers, security vendor Anomali …
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Bangladesh Bank Staff Involved In Swift Heist?

The recent Swift attack against a Bangladesh bank has left a lot of people wondering how such a heist could take place to begin with. Some experts even pointed at how bank personnel would have to be involved. Albeit the official report has not been released yet, more and more signs are also pointing in that direction. The Bangladesh Swift Breach As soon as news broke about the involvement of …
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