Vietnam bank thwarts attempted heist through SWIFT system

Business May 16, 2016

Vietnam bank thwarts attempted heist through SWIFT system

Vietnam's Tien Phong Bank said that it interrupted an attempted wire fraud that involved the use of fraudulent SWIFT messages, the same technique at the heart of February's massive theft from the Bangladesh central bank. Hanoi-based TPBank said in a statement late on Sunday in ...

Europol disrupts cybercrime ring that infected millions of PCs

World Feb 26, 2015

Europol disrupts cybercrime ring that infected millions of PCs

A cybercrime operation that stole banking information by hacking more than 3 million computers in Indonesia, India and other countries has been disrupted by European police with assistance from three technology companies, officials said on Wednesday. The European Cybercrime Centre at Europol, the European police ...

Business Dec 3, 2014

North Korea's fingerprints reportedly found on Sony hack

North Korea may have had a hand in the digital attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that used destructive malware to disable systems and destroy data, according to two sources with knowledge of the investigation. Some of the malware contained Korean language code, and other aspects ...

World Nov 24, 2014

New malware used for surveillance in 10 countries, Symantec says

An unidentified nation may have developed a "highly complex" surveillance tool that targeted companies and other victims in at least 10 countries, including Russia and Mexico, Symantec Corp. researchers said. The tool, a malware dubbed "Regin," has been been used in intelligence gathering since at ...