SWIFT discloses more cyber attacks on its bank members and urges more security

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    "SWIFT confirms new cyber thefts, hacking tactics

    Cyber attacks targeting the global bank transfer system have succeeded in stealing funds since February’s heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank as hackers have become more sophisticated in their tactics, according to a SWIFT official and a previously undisclosed letter the organization sent to banks worldwide.

    The messaging network in a Nov. 2 letter seen by Reuters warned banks of the escalating threat to their systems, according to the SWIFT letter. The attacks and new hacking tactics underscore the continuing vulnerability of the SWIFT messaging network, which handles trillions of dollars in fund transfers daily.

    'The threat is very persistent, adaptive and sophisticated – and it is here to stay,' SWIFT said in the November letter to client banks, seen by Reuters..."

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-swift-exclusive-idUSKBN1412NT
     
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    Root Access Podcast - Ep.6: Communication Err0r
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    Bangladesh police detail suspicions of inside help in central bank heist
    http://www.thestar.com.my/news/worl...picions-of-inside-help-in-central-bank-heist/
     
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    SWIFT systems of three Indian banks compromised to create fake trade documents
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    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/13/swift_antifraud_payments_service/
     
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    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/11/hackers_swift_taiwan/
     
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    http://www.businessinsurance.com/ar...geting-bank-messaging-system-Bangladesh-heist
     
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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/madhvimavadiya/2017/12/11/swift-new-regulation-2018
     
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    http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/69159/cyber-crime/russian-bank-swift-hack.html
     
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    Philippine banks on alert after cyber attack at Malaysia central bank
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    "The Billion Dollar Bank Job

    In 2016, a mysterious syndicate tried to steal $951 million from Bangladesh’s central bank - and laid bare a profound weakness in the system by which money moves around the world...

    [It was a dark and stormy night but ] At 8:45 in the morning on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, Zubair Bin Huda, a director at Bangladesh’s central bank, entered the 30-story, concrete-and-glass headquarters in Dhaka. Bin Huda, slim and soft-spoken, with a thin black mustache and beard, rode an elevator to the ninth floor and eventually walked into the back office of the Accounts and Budgeting Department’s “dealing room,” the most restricted area of the building, accessible to only a handful of employees....

    Bin Huda was the duty manager that morning, which meant he was tasked with scrutinizing printouts of transfer confirmations, routine queries and other Swift messages that had come in overnight....

    Although no one knew this yet, Bin Huda was in the middle of the most daring bank robbery ever attempted using Swift. And it would prove to be the most severe breach yet of a system designed to be unbreachable..."

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive...on=top-stories-below&WT.nav=top-stories-below

    Long read.
     
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    Yes, long but good read :)
     
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    Hackers target payment transfer system at Chile's biggest bank
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    According to the experts, North Korea is behind the SWIFT attacks in Latin America
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