Billion-dollar financial giant EquiLend hit by cyberattack

EquiLend, a global financial technology, data and analytics firm, suffered a cyberattack – possibly ransomware – that forced parts of its digital infrastructure offline. In a press release, EquiLend said that on January 22, 2024, its technicians identified a “technical Read More …

JPMorgan spends $15 billion a year on technology, given the risk of a data breach

JPMorgan Chase’s banking systems are attacked by hackers 45 billion a day, double what it saw a year earlier. The nation’s largest bank spends $15 billion a year on technology, given the risk of a data breach and the potentially Read More …

The Rug Pull: A Million-Dollar Scam With A Fake Token Factory

In the dynamic realm of cryptocurrency, recent events have highlighted the ever-present threat of Rug Pulls—deceptive maneuvers that leave investors empty-handed. Threat Intel Blockchain system, developed by Check Point, recently sounded the alarm on a sophisticated scheme that managed to Read More …

US charges crypto founders over alleged support for North Korean hackers

The United States has charged two cofounders of the cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash with money laundering and other crimes a year after authorities banned the Russian-founded platform over its alleged support of North Korean hackers. Roman Semenov and Roman Storm Read More …

JanelaRAT: Repurposed BX Rat Variant Targeting LATAM FinTech

In June of 2023, researchers at Zscaler ThreatLabz discovered a threat actor targeting FinTech users in the LATAM region. JanelaRAT involves several tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) such as DLL side-loading, dynamic C2 infrastructure, and a multi-stage attack. The final Read More …

Fintech firm hit by log4j hack refuses to pay $5 million ransom

One of the largest Vietnamese crypto trading platforms, ONUS, recently suffered a cyber attack on its payment system running a vulnerable Log4j version. Soon enough, threat actors approached ONUS to extort a $5 million sum and threatened to publish the Read More …