News reports of a suspected attack against JPMorgan Chase, and perhaps other banks, serve as an important reminder for financial institutions to ramp-up their security efforts, especially to guard against phishing attacks.
An online gang with ties to Romania and Russia has been bypassing two-factor, Android-based authentication systems - used by 34 different banks to authenticate customers - via the sophisticated Operation Emmental cybercrime campaign.
An ongoing APT campaign employs decoy documents to lure potential victims into installing malicious remote-control tools. Targets include at least one bank, the BBC and many U.S. and EU government agencies.
On Christmas Eve, Target issued a warning about phishing scams linked to its breach recovery efforts. In response, the retailer says it is launching a dedicated resource page on its website for official communications.
Phishing attempts against bank employees are on the rise. How can institutions improve their defenses? Daniel Ingevaldson of Easy Solutions offers insights on how to combat advanced phishing techniques.
A new cross-device malware strain that has been linked to last year's High Roller attacks is defeating dual-factor authentication. Experts explain why banking institutions worldwide should be on alert.