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Cybercriminals vs financial institutions in 2018: what to expect

During past few years, the number and quality of attacks aimed financial sector organizations has continuously grown. The financial institutions that have not already thought about cyber security, will soon face the consequences of hacker attacks.

Threat Predictions for Financial Services and Fraud in 2018

2018 will be a year of innovation in financial services as the pace of change in this space continues to accelerate. As more channels and new financial service offerings emerge, threats will diversify. Financial services will need to focus on omni-channel fraud prevention to successfully identify more fraud crossing from online accounts to newer channels.

APT Trends report Q3 2017

Beginning in the second quarter of 2017, Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) began publishing summaries of the quarter’s private threat intelligence reports in an effort to make the public aware of what research we have been conducting.  This report serves as the next installment, focusing on important reports produced during Q3 of 2017.

Future attack scenarios against ATM authentication systems

The report comprises two papers in which we analyze all existing methods of authentication used in ATMs and those expected to be used in the near future, including: contactless authentication through NFC, one-time password authentication and biometric authentication systems, as well as potential vectors of attacks using malware, through to network attacks and attacks on hardware components.

ATM infector

In 2009, instead of infecting the computers of users worldwide, criminals went directly after the ATM itself – infecting it with malware called Skimer. Seven years later, our experts discovered a new, improved, version of Skimer.

Malware and non-malware ways for ATM jackpotting. Extended cut

Millions of people around the world now use ATMs every day to withdraw cash, pay in to their account or make a variety of payments. Unfortunately, ATM manufacturers and their primary customers – banks – don’t pay much attention to the security of cash machines.

Experts: what ATM jackpotting malware is

Kaspersky Lab security researchers Santiago Pontirol and Roberto Martinez explain how ATM malware works in Latin America and why it’s difficult to discover ‘jackpotting’ malware.

APT-style bank robberies increase with Metel, GCMAN and Carbanak 2.0 attacks

A year after Kaspersky Lab warned that cybercriminals would start to adopt the tools and tactics of nation-state backed APTs in order to rob banks, the company has confirmed the return of Carbanak and uncovered two more groups: Metel and GCMAN.

The rise of .NET and Powershell malware

The evils of the .NET and PowerShell ecosystems began in quite an innocent manner, gradually evolving into the convoluted cybercrime scene that we’ve come to know nowadays.

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