Another in our occasional series demystifying Latin American banking trojans In this installment of our series, we introduce Grandoreiro, a Latin American banking trojan targeting Brazil, Mexico, Spain and Peru. As such, it shows unusual effort by its authors to evade detection and emulation, and progress towards a modular architecture. We have seen Grandoreiro being … More Grandoreiro: How engorged can an EXE get?
Bank of Valetta, which went dark for a day after the fraudulent transfers of €13 million, is now looking to get the money back. Things are getting back to normal for Bank of Valetta (BOV) and its customers following a cyberattack that caused Malta’s largest bank to take the unprecedented step of temporarily shutting down … More Malta’s leading bank resumes operations after cyberheist-induced shutdown
ESET researchers discovered a new Android Trojan using a novel Accessibility-abusing technique that targets the official PayPal app, and is capable of bypassing PayPal’s two-factor authentication. There is a new Trojan preying on Android users, and it has some nasty tricks up its sleeve. First detected by ESET in November 2018, the malware combines the … More Android Trojan steals money from PayPal accounts even with 2FA on
Simplii Financial and Bank of Montreal are believed to have suffered a twin attack that was soon followed by blackmail threats. Two Canadian banks have announced that cybercriminals may have made off with the data of up to 90,000 of the banks’ customers in apparent security breaches, according to a CBC.ca report. Online bank Simplii Financial … More Two Canadian banks warn attackers may have stolen customer data
While the exact amount of stolen money and source of the cybercriminals are not known, the authorities have confirmed that no clients were affected. Cybercriminals infiltrated the Mexican financial system for several days at the end of April and stole nearly 400 million Mexican pesos (almost $20 million) from concentration accounts but not from private clients. It … More Mexico: Cybercriminals steal at least 400 million pesos through unauthorized transfers
Russia’s central bank disclosed on Friday that hackers had made off with the equivalent of $6 million from a Russian bank last year by co-opting the banking industry’s global payments messaging system known as SWIFT, Reuters has reported. The cyberattack at the unnamed bank took place at some point last year, according to the news wire, … More Millions bagged in two bank cyber-heists
South Korea is banning the use of anonymous bank accounts for buying and selling virtual currencies, a move that is aimed at clamping down on crimes co-opting the currencies as well as at reining in the speculative frenzy that has gripped the country. The measure, which was in fact several weeks in coming, was announced by … More South Korea moves to ban anonymous cryptocurrency trading