Emerging security threats and attacks
- June 12, 2014
RSA researchers say the costly Pandemiya banking malware was written entirely from scratch, a dangerous oddity in the world of malware.
- August 29, 2012
The latest variant of the banking Trojan is causing numerous problems, Symantec said.
- May 31, 2012
Tinba is among the smallest data-stealing banking Trojans discovered in the wild, according to Danish security firm CSIS Security Group.
- March 26, 2012
Legal and technical actions could disrupt some Zeus botnet operations by seizing command-and-control servers in Pennsylvania and Illinois.
- December 20, 2010
Authentication technology helps thwart online banking fraud but determined criminals can circumvent it.
- November 08, 2010
Pair charged for their roles in massive bank fraud scheme that drained more than $3 million from accounts.
- October 26, 2010
Security researchers at RSA say malware that targets U.S. financial institutions spreads like a worm and organizes targeted credentials.
- October 08, 2010
A former Bank of America employee allegedly sent sensitive bank data to his personal email before being laid off last month.
- October 07, 2010
Programmer planted malicious script on company's network after he was fired, prosecutors said.
- October 02, 2010
Five suspects masterminded international scheme that siphoned $70 million from bank accounts, FBI says.
- September 30, 2010
Foreigners in the United States on student visas were lured into opening bank accounts to funnel stolen money overseas.
- September 27, 2010
Security researchers say malware has new functionality that targets mobile authentication used by banks.
- September 20, 2010
Fraudsters are increasingly targeting bank customers via voice and text message phishing scams.
- August 17, 2010
Banks face security and reputational issues due to lawsuits filed by fraud victims, experts say.
- August 10, 2010
Criminals have compromised 3,0000 online bank accounts in ongoing attack, researchers said.
- June 30, 2010
FS-ISAC leads group of banks, trade associations and others to come up with practical solutions for preventing criminals from hijacking bank accounts.
- May 25, 2010
Service alerts financial institutions and other companies about malware on their websites.
- April 28, 2010
Indian national receives 81 months and $2.4 million fine for fraud scheme
- April 21, 2010
Ex-employee allegedly stole proprietary code from bank's high-frequency trading system.
- April 19, 2010
Suspect allegedly operated online business that helped identity thieves carry out fraud schemes.
- April 07, 2010
Man receives 37-month prison sentence for breaking into brokerage accounts at Charles Schwab.
- April 06, 2010
Criminals are moving past basic skimming into attacks on ATM software and ATM networks, fraudulent mobile alerts, and account takeover via stolen information and call centers
- April 01, 2010
Town officials say all of the money stolen in online bank heist has been restored.
- March 15, 2010
Computer forensic service allows banks to remotely investigate the source of online banking fraud on customers' PCs.
- March 09, 2010
Business banking survey shows customer trust is easily broken after online banking fraud
- March 08, 2010
Rise in fraudulent electronic funds transfers indicates overreliance on authentication, says FDIC cyberfraud specialist
- March 03, 2010
Security experts say banking malware is an insidious problem that poses difficult challenges.
- February 15, 2010
Banks are eager to expand their mobile banking services but the emergence of malicious applications threatens mobile banking security. In this tip, Aite Group Senior Analyst Nick Holland examines this new threat.
- February 02, 2010
Trusteer study shows many use their Internet banking password to login to other websites, opening the door to potential online banking fraud
- January 29, 2010
RSA researchers say emerging phone call fraud services make it easy for criminals to victimize banking customers
- December 18, 2009
Processor said the settlement resolves "issues between the two parties" as a result of its massive data security breach.
- December 11, 2009
Organizations that oversee the ACH network says banks should deploy multi-factor authentication and take other steps to curb the increase in fraudulent transfers.
- December 08, 2009
This year saw the rise of sophisticated malware like the Zeus Trojan that hijacks online banking sessions and siphons money from accounts in real time
- November 30, 2009
SearchFinancialSecurity recently caught up with Avivah Litan, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, to discuss how banks can protect their customers' accounts.
- November 18, 2009
Malware that steals online banking credentials believed to have infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide
- November 13, 2009
NACHA warns that bogus emails purport to be alerts about rejected ACH transactions
- November 10, 2009
Alleged international hacking ring masterminded highly sophisticated attack and stole data used in $9 million coordinated ATM heist, prosecutors say
- November 03, 2009
Losses are mounting from surge in ACH fraud targeting small and midsize businesses, according to alert from FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center
- October 29, 2009
Criminals dupe people into receiving and transferring unauthorized EFTs from business bank accounts
- October 27, 2009
Emails try to trick users by pretending to be warnings from the FDIC about failed banks
- September 30, 2009
Finjan researchers say case in which criminals used a bank Trojan to target German online bank customers and steal money represents a new level of cybercrime sophistication
- September 22, 2009
Bank employee accidentally sent loan information to wrong Gmail account along with confidential information for other customers
- September 18, 2009
Prosecutors say man opened thousands of bogus brokerage accounts and stole micro deposits
- September 08, 2009
Security experts say the customizable and readily available Zeus Trojan is stealing banking credentials to siphon money from accounts. The bank Trojan has advanced capabilities and can allow criminals to alter a form on a legitimate banking website ...
- September 02, 2009
Criminals are targeting banks' business customers and stealing their online credentials to make fraudulent wire and ACH transfers, agency says.
- July 28, 2009
Fraudsters are increasingly exploiting ACH transactions and putting banks on the defensive
- June 15, 2009
Download a number of the compelling presentations from the 2009 Financial Information Security Decisions conference.
- June 08, 2009
Defendant schemed with others to steal money from online bank accounts using credentials stolen with malware
- June 04, 2009
Financial institutions are using Twitter and other social networking services to communicate with customers but experts say they need to be aware of the security risks.
- June 03, 2009
Trustwave investigators say sophisticated malware used in Eastern Europe allows attackers to steal track data, PINs and cash from infected ATMs.
- March 03, 2009
Panda Security report examines increasingly sophisticated malware that aims to steal banking credentials.
- February 23, 2009
The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association and the Tuscaloosa, Ala. VA Federal Credit Union warn of a new payment processor data security breach.
- February 13, 2009
Trio arrested in Florida after allegedly using stolen credit card numbers for purchases at local Wal-Marts, officials said.
- February 05, 2009
Computer hacking ring uses payment card data stolen from RBS WorldPay in ATM scam.
- January 29, 2009
Fired contract worker is accused of creating malicious script set to wipe out the mortgage company's data.
- January 05, 2009
Fraud remained an ongoing problem for financial institutions in 2008 as criminals continued to devise ways to compromise online bank account credentials and steal money. In this email interview, Tom Miltonberger, president and CEO of online fraud ...
- April 10, 2008
Crooks are using a combination of Web, phone and other means to carry out fraudulent transactions, say a panel of financial services executives at RSA Conference 2008.
- April 08, 2008
As the tax season kicks into gear, cybercriminals are targeting online tax filing. FileYourTaxes.com is fighting back and sharing its security strategy.
- January 17, 2008
A new trojan has targeted over 400 banks and, even more worrying, has the ability to circumvent two-factor authentication.
- January 09, 2008
Security personnel often don't give network printers much attention; after all, they are "only printers." In this SearchSecurity.com Q&A, Ed Skoudis explains why such devices are, in fact, a juicy target and need to be properly patched and hardened.