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Cyber Risks and High-frequency Trading: Conversation with an Insider

March 26, 2019

Research from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace published this week focused the attention on how financial systems around the …

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ShadowTalk Update – 11.05.2018

November 5, 2018

In November 2016, Tesco Bank suffered a series of fraud attacks that allowed cybercriminals to check out with £2.26m (roughly …

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ShadowTalk Update – 10.15.2018

October 15, 2018

In ShadowTalk this week, Digital Shadows’ CISO Rick Holland, Richard Gold and Simon Hall join Rafael Amado to discuss the Hidden …

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Phishing Site Impersonates Financial Services Institution

October 10, 2018

If the infamous bank robber, Willie Sutton, were alive today and honed his cyber skills, he might turn his attention …

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ShadowTalk Update – 09.17.2018

September 17, 2018

In this week’s ShadowTalk, Richard Gold and Simon Hall join Michael Marriott to discuss the latest spate of attacks by …

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GAO’s Equifax Post-mortem Report

September 11, 2018

It’s common for the exciting and novel issues that confront security professionals on a daily basis to be hyped up. …

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Five Threats to Financial Services: Part Five, Hacktivism

August 15, 2018

OK, so it’s not a sexy as insider threats, banking trojans, phishing campaigns or payment card fraud, but hacktivism is …

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Five Threats to Financial Services: Part Four, Payment Card Fraud

August 14, 2018

Payment card information is the lifeblood of the cybercriminal ecosystem. In previous blogs in this series, we’ve focused on how …

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Five Threats to Financial Services: Phishing Campaigns

August 8, 2018

In our last blog, we highlighted how banking trojans are a threat to banking customers and small businesses, normally delivered …

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ShadowTalk Update – 06.25.2018

June 25, 2018

In this week’s ShadowTalk, Simon Hall and Richard Gold join Michael Marriott to discuss the merits and perils of attribution, …

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Five Threats to Financial Services: Part One, Insiders

June 19, 2018

The sensitive and financial data held by banks and financial institutions, as well as their centrality to national infrastructure, makes …

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ShadowTalk Update – 06.18.2018

June 18, 2018

In ShadowTalk this week, Dr Richard Gold and Simon Hall join Rafael Amado to discuss misconceptions around vulnerabilities and exploits, …

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Shadow Talk Update – 05.21.2018

May 21, 2018

In this week’s episode of Shadow Talk, Digital Shadows’ Head of Security Engineering, Dr Richard Gold, joins the pod to …

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Fraudsters Scoring Big – an Inside Look at the Carding Ecosystem

July 18, 2017

In season two of the Netflix series Narcos, Pablo Escobar points out that: “I’m not a rich person. I’m a …

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Learning from the Top Threats Financial Services Faced in 2016

March 8, 2017

Organizations operating within the financial services industry represent an attractive target for threat actors. Here’s three types of threat facing …

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Coming to a Country Near You? The Rapid Development of The TrickBot Trojan

December 16, 2016

Since the discovery of TrickBot in September 2016, its operators have continued to develop the malware to include the targeting …

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Leak on Aisle 12! An Analysis of Competing Hypotheses for the Tesco Bank Incident

November 11, 2016

On November 6, 2016 multiple UK media outlets reported that the UK-based Tesco Bank had informed approximately 40,000 customers that …

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Bozkurt to Buhtrap: Cyber threats affecting financial institutions in 1H 2016

August 23, 2016

At the beginning of 2016, it was reported that two suspected members of the DD4BC, a DDoS extortion group, were …

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Data breaches targeting financial services: 2016 so far

May 26, 2016

It’s been a busy year for data breaches relating to financial services organizations – we’ve identified claims of breaches for 10 …

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OpIcarus – Increased Claims Against Financial Institutions

May 23, 2016

There’s no shortage of online hacktivist operations launched by actors who are seeking to readdress injustices, perceived or actual. Indeed, …

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Bozkurt Hackers continue to leak bank data

May 13, 2016

A threat actor calling itself “Bozkurt Hackers” posted links to data on Twitter allegedly obtained from a number of banks …

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