Malware-wielding attackers have compromised 800,000 online banking credentials, mainly for customers of the five largest U.S. financial services firms, a new study warns. But they may also be preparing for APT attacks against financial institutions.
Citigroup, E*Trade, Regions Financial, Fidelity Investments, HSBC, Bank of the West and ADP are now believed to have been probed by the same hackers that targeted Chase, according to news reports. But so far, none of those firms believes data was compromised.
Criminals have infected at least 50 ATMs in Eastern Europe, including Russia, with malware, dispensing millions of dollars in cash directly to money mules. Interpol warns such attacks could spread worldwide.
Yahoo confirms Shellshock-targeting attackers hacked into three of its servers, but claims they didn't exploit Bash flaws. Meanwhile, Lycos denies it's been breached and WinZip isn't responding directly to a report that it was hacked.
The hackers who breached JPMorgan Chase also infiltrated about nine other financial institutions, and may be operating from Russia, according to one news report. But security experts caution against jumping to conclusions over attackers' identities or motives.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, KPMG acquires assets of Qubera Solutions, which provides identity and access management services, while Palo Alto Networks launches an endpoint protection solution.
JPMorgan Chase has confirmed that 76 million households and 7 million small businesses were impacted by a breach that reportedly began in June and was not detected until late July. One fraud expert calls the breach "a national crisis."
European financial services firms and law enforcement agencies have been stepping up their efforts to trade actionable intelligence and better defend themselves against emerging malware and fraud campaigns.
The Justice Department announces that four alleged members of an international hacking ring have been charged with stealing intellectual property valued at $100 million, including a U.S. Army Apache helicopter simulator and Microsoft Xbox prototypes.