Security firm Symantec has claimed that the malware used in the $81 million cyberheist from Bangladesh Central Bank’s Federal Reserve account has been linked to another cyberattack – a Philippines-based bank.
In a blog post today, Symantec said it found evidence that a bank in the Philippines was also the target of the group that instigated the infamous $81 million cyberheist from Bangladesh central bank.
Notably, the security firm stated that the malware used in the Bangladesh bank heist was also used in a series of targeted attacks against an unnamed bank in the Philippines. Furthermore, the same group had, according to Symantec, tried to steal over $1 million from [...]
SWIFT, the financial inter-banking system used by thousands of banks around the world has revealed that cyber-thieves have yet again stolen from a bank that is a part of the SWIFT network.
An undisclosed bank is the second known target of cybercriminals who are likely to have also been involved in the infamous Bangladesh bank heist which saw $81 million stolen from the bank’s NY Fed Reserve account.
A malware targeting a PDF reader that is routinely used by a bank to check its statement messages has been revealed as the cause for the second heist. The criminals are targeting banks that receive PDF reports of payment confirmations. When the malware is installed, it [...]
Bangladesh’s central bank has admitted that its account at the U.S. Federal Reserve in New York has been targeted in a hack which saw $100 million stolen in a cyber heist. It could have been a lot worse however, with transactions totaling another $870 million were blocked in a potential billion dollar cyber heist.
It is among the largest bank cyber heists in history. The central bank of Bangladesh has revealed that its account in the Federal Reserve – an account used for international settlements – is the target of a cyber-heist which saw 35 separate requests to withdraw money totaling $951 million.
The unknown hackers who breached the computer systems of the bank [...]