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Chinese hackers blackmailing MT4 brokers with DDoS attacks

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: May 26, 2016 in Industry News
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LeapRate has learned that a number of both large and small Retail Forex brokers running MT4 have been the subject of successful DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks originating out of China. MetaTrader4The hackers have apparently exploited a vulnerability in MT4, which is difficult to protect because of...

Hackers target banks in the Middle East

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: May 24, 2016 in Industry News
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Researchers at the US cybersecurity company FireEye have discovered that hackers have begun to probe the defences of banks in the Middle East by targeting bank employees with malware-infected emails to collect information about bank networks and user accounts. The company started an investigation into the...

Adwind at centre of cyber attack on Singapore bank

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: April 13, 2016 in Industry News
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A bank in Singapore has been targeted by cyber criminals using a malware-as-a-service platform that enables people with low-level computer skills to launch attacks against organisations. At the end of 2015, Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered unusual malware during an attempted targeted attack against a bank in...

AMERICAN EXPRESS NOTIFIES CARDHOLDERS OF THIRD-PARTY BREACH

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: March 17, 2016 in Industry News
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American Express has begun notifying cardholders that their data may have been compromised in a third-party breach. A notification letter filed on March 10 with California’s attorney general indicates that AmEx account numbers, user names and other information including expiration dates may have been accessed. ...