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2 Texans Plead Guilty to Spending Spree Funded by Cyber Fraud

Two individuals in Texas have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obtain information from a protected computer, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas. Demetrius Cervantes, 46, of McKinney, Texas, …

Online Scams Are Catching Newly Vulnerable Icelanders Unprepared

“Hi, I hope you are not busy?” The treasurer of the Icelandic soccer club Afturelding got the email from his manager late in the afternoon, soon before banks were about to close. The words “Sent from my iPhone” were at …

North Korean Hackers Tried to Steal $1.1B over 4-Year Period: FireEye Report

A North Korean hacking group focused on financial gain for the rogue state has penetrated banks around the world with a series of ongoing attacks, and has tried to steal at least $1.1 billion over the last four years, according …

UK’s Tesco Bank Slapped with $21.4M Fine for ‘Foreseeable’ Cyber Attack in 2016

Britain’s markets watchdog has fined Tesco 16.4 million pounds ($21.4 million) for failing to protect account holders at its bank from a “foreseeable” cyber attack two years ago. The Financial Conduct Authority said that in November 2016 cyber attackers exploited …

FBI, International Law Enforcement Disrupt Business Cyber Fraud Schemes

Federal law enforcement officials announced a significant coordinated effort to disrupt Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes used to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including senior citizens. The effort has culminated in 74 arrests, including 42 in …

India Cyber Bank Heist Used ‘Similar’ Methods to $81M Bangladesh Bank Hack

Hackers who tried to steal nearly $2 million from India’s City Union Bank this month used tactics similar to those employed in the unsolved cyber heist of $81 million from Bangladesh’s central bank in 2016, City’s CEO said on Monday. …

India’s City Union Bank Hit by Cyber Heist via SWIFT Payments System

India’s City Union Bank said on Sunday that “cyber criminals” had hacked its systems and transferred nearly $2 million through three unauthorized remittances to lenders overseas via the SWIFT financial platform. The comments come after the small private lender on …

Bangladesh to File Suit Against Philippines Bank over $81M Cyber Heist

Bangladesh’s central bank will file a lawsuit against a Philippines bank for its role in one of the world’s biggest cyber-heists two years ago, a deputy governor said on Wednesday. Unidentified hackers stole $81 million from Bangladesh Bank’s account at …

Global Banks Face ‘Significant Evolution’ in Cyber Threat Level: SWIFT

Global banks need to do more to protect themselves from cyber attacks after a “significant evolution” in the threat level in the last 18 months, according to the SWIFT global payments network. Hackers are deploying increasingly sophisticated ways of breaching …

Nepal Bank Latest Victim in String of Global Cyber Heists

A bank in Nepal is the latest victim in a string of cyber heists, though most of the stolen funds have been recovered, two officials involved in the investigation confirmed on Tuesday. [Editor’s note: Reuters issued a clarification to say …