Tagged: cybersecurity

Reserve Bank of India Releases New Cybersecurity Report which Outlines the Technology Vision for Local Banks

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released a new report, titled “Technology Vision for Cybersecurity for Urban Co-operative Banks – 2020-2023.” The RBI notes that the document makes recommendations or suggestions on how to improve the nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure of its urban co-operative banking… Read More

Cybersecurity Unicorn Snyk, which Is Valued at $2.6 Billion, Acquires DeepCode, an AI Code Startup

Hristo Borisov, the co-founder and CEO at Payhawk, a firm that issues “next-generation” company cards with automated expense management, says that he’s happy to see “another strong story and exit from the diaspora.” Borisov notes that “serving developers is one of the most rewarding experiences,… Read More

India’s National Security Adviser Warns that Fraudulent Activities have Increased as More Consumers are Conducting Online Payments

Ajit Doval, the National Security Adviser (NSA) to the Prime Minister of India, recently warned that financial crime and fraudulent activities have increased significantly and could continue to rise, because more consumers are conducting transactions online following the COVID-19 outbreak. Doval said that the country… Read More

Blockchain focused Cybersecurity Firm, Hacken, to Integrate Chainlink’s Oracles so Data Is Accessible to Decentralized Apps

Hacken will be integrating with Chainlink so that the platform’s security audit data for smart contracts, decentralized finance (DeFi) projects, and cryptocurrency exchanges can be accessed by decentralized applications (dApps). Hacken is a cybersecurity, auditing, and consulting firm with a special focus on blockchain security…. Read More

Fintech Service Providers Must Enhance Online Security, as Digital Payments are on the Rise in India, Finance Ministry Official Says

Consumers in India are conducting more transactions online. Digital payments are on the rise which means that merchants must ensure that their websites are secure so that their customers can make secure payments. Financial service providers should work with Fintech solution developers to create resilient… Read More

Hackers are Using Malicious, Automated Scripts to Attack Computer Systems Every 39 Seconds, Digital Asset Security Firm NGRAVE Reveals

NGRAVE, a digital asset security company that claims it has developed the world’s most secure cryptocurrency hardware wallet, reveals that hackers regularly use automated scripts (malicious computer code) that allow them to attack computer systems every 39 seconds (on average 2,244 times per day). The… Read More

Evilnum Hackers are Now Using Malicious Malware Scripts Written in Python to Target Fintech Service Providers

A hacking group has reportedly introduced new trojan malware that aims to target Fintech service providers. The malicious scripts have been created to gain access to people’s email accounts, steal their passwords and business-related information. The malware scripts have been added to code that has… Read More

AI and Machine Learning Algorithms are Increasingly being Used to Identify Fraudulent Transactions, Cybersecurity Professional Explains

The retail banking sector has been hit with numerous scams during the past few years. Cybercriminals are now also beginning to increasingly go after much larger corporate accounts by launching sophisticated malware and phishing attacks, according to Beate Zwijnenberg, chief information security officer at ING… Read More

Researchers from Protocol Labs Explain how the Drand or Distributed Randomness Project can Help with Cybersecurity, Election Audits

David Dias, research engineer at Protocol Labs and the drand project lead, along with Nicolas Gailly, research scientist at Protocol Labs and the original author of drand, recently explained how they’re developing randomness solutions that are able to generate random numbers. This is important because… Read More

Banks, Government Offices Targeted by Malicious P2P Botnet which Mines Monero (XMR) by Hogging Computing Resources of Targeted Computers

Guardicore, a company that aims to protect any digital environment by offering simplified cloud and data center security solutions, reveals that it has found a peer to peer (P2P) botnet, called FritzFrog, that has been regularly breaching SSH services since January of this year. SSH… Read More

Cyberattacks in the UK, US Increase as More Consumers and Businesses Conduct Financial Transactions Online

Cyberattacks against US-based financial industry firms increased by around 240% between February and April 2020, according to a new report. These attacks have become more prevalent after the global COVID-19 outbreak, as more individuals and businesses are using online services. Tom Kellerman, head of cybersecurity… Read More

Over 300,000 Potentially Fraudulent Sites with Fake Celeb Endorsements Identified by UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, Half were Related to Cryptocurrency

During the past few months, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) reportedly took down more than 300,000 website URLs that were related to fake celebrity-backed or endorsed investments. More than half or 150,000 sites involved potentially fraudulent cryptocurrency investment offers. The NCSC noted on August… Read More

Fintech Adoption in China Remains Strong due to Increased Use of AI, Digital Wallets, WealthTech, Robo-Advisory Services by Businesses: Report

Guided by the government’s Fintech focused development plan and innovation strategy, China is reportedly leading the charge when it comes to establishing financial technology businesses in the country. A recent survey of business Fintech usage, performed by CPA Australia, an established accounting firm, reveals that… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Commits $182 Million to Support Innovation and Develop Fintech Projects

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s central bank and financial regulator, recently revealed that it will commit S$250 million (appr. $182 million) in capital over the course of the next three years, in order to support the country’s financial industry. The funds are being… Read More

Private Keys Associated with Valuable Digital Assets May Not be Completely Safe or Hack Proof, Cryptographers Explain

Researchers that attended the recent Black Hat security conference confirmed that digital currency exchanges remain vulnerable to hackers. While digital asset trading platforms may have attempted to provide adequate security to protect users’ funds, researchers argue that cryptocurrency exchange attacks have been operating like “an… Read More

Fintech Adoption in India will Lead to More Contactless and Digital Payments, but Cybersecurity Risks Must be Addressed, Industry Exec Says

China and India had the highest Fintech adoption rate (at 87%) out of all emerging markets, as of March 2020, according to a Research and Markets report. The Fintech sector has been expanding during COVID-19 because more consumers and businesses are conducting transactions online. Many… Read More

World Economic Forum Recommends Adopting Clear and Actionable Cybersecurity Guidelines for Fintech Firms

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Fintech Cybersecurity Consortium was established in 2018. It aims to help protect the global financial ecosystem, which now includes large organizations with “high levels of cybersecurity maturity” and fast-growing Fintech firms that are offering emerging technologies such as AI, Big… Read More

Cybercrime and Banking Fraud Alert: State Bank of India, Nation’s Largest Lender, Reminds Customers to Never Share Personal Details with Anyone

The State of Bank of India (SBI) has again cautioned against the increasing number of fraudulent activities targeting unsuspecting bank account holders. The SBI is a multinational, public sector banking and financial services statutory body that’s headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Last year, it was ranked… Read More

US Secret Service Establishes Cyber Fraud Task Force to Combat Financial Crimes Conducted via the Internet

The US Secret Service, a federal law enforcement agency operating under the Department of Homeland Security and responsible for conducting criminal investigations and protecting the country’s leaders and their family members, has established the Cyber Fraud Task Force (CFTF). The CFTF has been formed after… Read More

Fintech Firms in the UK, Europe, Australia, Canada being Targeted through Malware by Evilnum, an Online Threat Group: Report

Evilnum, an advanced and persistent threat group, has been targeting UK-based Fintech companies and others throughout Europe since 2018. Evilnum uses “spear-phishing” emails and various social engineering tactics to initiate their cyberattacks, according to ESET, an online security company. The researchers at ESET noted that… Read More

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