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Clinton Aide Email Dump from WikiLeaks

“Messages to and from John Podesta released to public”

Despite accusations of Russian influence of the United States presidential elections, WikiLeaks has gone ahead. Over 2,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta have been made public, creating negative press and attacks from political opponents on the former Secretary of State’s campaign. Was released on Friday, the same day several U.S. intelligence agencies blamed Russia for email and election server hacks.

SWIFT Users Targeted by Hackers, Symantec warns

“Second hacking group attempts scams”

Symantec, a cyber-security group, has observed many recent attempts to steal from banks via fraudulent SWIFT messages. This same method had appropriated about $81 million dollars from the Bangladesh central bank in February of this year, constituting a very serious threat to financial security. Malware is used to infect customers and hide fraudulent requests for transfers. Chief Executive of SWIFT Gottfried Leibbrandt informed the public of three attacks and issued a warning that central banks are threatened consistently by such hacks.

Financial Sector Security Guidelines Set by G7

“Intended to protect from cyber-attacks”

A three-page document was released by the Group of seven industrial powers that outlined several concerns and security measures that regulators will begin to enforce on their financial sectors. The recommendations outline new cooperative measures that nations with share, including notification of breaches and basic standards that all firms must meet. The news comes in the wake of policymakers concerns over many high-level hacks plaguing the banking and financial sectors of developed markets.

Malware Abuses Windows Troubleshooting Platform

“Longtime malware infects many firms worldwide”

A malicious backdoor in operation since 2013 has been largely distrivuted through the Windows Troubleshooting Platform, as warned by Proofpoint researchers. ‘LatentBot,’ the name given to the software, was idientified earlier this year and allows cybercriminals to surveil, steal information and gain administration access remotely.


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