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SWIFT Warns of 2nd Malware Attack, Revealing Hacker Campaign Targeting Banks

SWIFT, the global financial messaging network that banks use to move billions of dollars every day, warned on Thursday of a second malware attack similar to the one that led to February’s $81 million cyber heist at the Bangladesh central …

Investigation of $81M Bangladesh Bank Heist Uncovers 3 Hacker Groups: Sources

Investigators examining the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh’s central bank have uncovered evidence of three hacking groups — including two nation states — inside the bank’s network but say it was the third, unidentified group that pulled off the …

Hackers in Bangladesh Bank Cyber Heist Pocketed About $70M; NY Fed Criticized

Hackers are likely to get away with about $70 million of Bangladesh’s foreign reserves after a brazen cyber-attack against the South Asian nation, according to Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. The Philippines — where most of the funds ended …

Bangladesh Bank Cyber-Heist Hackers Exploited Vulnerabilities in SWIFT Software

The attackers who stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank probably hacked into software from the SWIFT financial platform that is at the heart of the global financial system, said security researchers at British defense contractor BAE Systems. SWIFT, …

Starr Companies Enhance Cyber Terror Response Offering

Starr Companies has formed an agreement to offer services from NYA International (NYA) and Abernathy MacGregor as part of the organization’s newly launched Cyber and Terror Response offering. The coverage provides comprehensive coverage for the losses associated with cyber attacks, …

Bangladeshi Investigators Identify 20 Foreign Suspects in Cyber Bank Heist

Bangladeshi investigators have identified 20 foreigners – 12 Philippine nationals and eight Sri Lankans – suspected to have been involved in the cyber heist of tens of millions of dollars from its central bank, a police officer said on Monday. …

Bangladesh Hack Opens Door to Attacks on Financial Institutions: Cyber Expert

The founder of cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab expects more attacks on financial targets after hackers recently stole funds from Bangladesh’s central bank and moved the Russian ruble’s exchange rate. “Criminal innovations that we see in some parts of the world …

Chubb Offers ‘Cyber Enterprise Risk Management’ Solution for European Clients

Chubb announced the launch of Cyber Enterprise Risk Management, as the company continues to invest in its cyber risk capabilities across Europe. Cyber Enterprise Risk Management as “an end-to-end risk management solution, designed to meet the needs of middle-market and …

UK’s Chancellor of Exchequer to Double Budget to Fight Cyber Terrorism

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced he’ll double funding to strengthen the U.K.’s cyber defenses, while refusing to confirm that budget cuts to be announced next week would spare Britain’s police forces, as Europe braces for further attacks from …

Cyber Attacks, Drones Pose Threat to Plane Safety: Allianz

Cyber attacks and commercial drones pose a growing risk of commercial airplane crashes, a major insurer said, running counter to a long-term decline in fatal accidents and insurance premiums. Technical advances in aircraft design and navigation systems have reduced the …