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Second Bank hit by Malware attack similar to $81 Million Bangladesh Heist

Second Bank hit by Malware attack similar to $81 Million Bangladesh Heist

May 13, 2016Swati Khandelwal
SWIFT, the global Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, warned on Thursday of a second malware attack similar to the Bangladesh central bank hack one that led to $81 million cyber heist. In February,  $81 Million cyberheist at the Bangladesh central bank was carried out by hacking into SWIFT, the global financial messaging system that thousands of banks and companies around the world use to transfer billions of dollars every day. However, the hackers behind the cyber heist appear to be part of a comprehensive online attack on global banking and financial infrastructure. The second attack involving SWIFT targeted a commercial bank, which the company declined to identify. SWIFT also did not immediately clear how much money, if any, was stolen in the attack. However, SWIFT spokeswoman Natasha de Teran said that the second attack and the Bangladesh bank heist contained numerous similarities and were very likely part of a "wider and highly adaptive
How Did Hackers Who Stole $81 Million from Bangladesh Bank Go Undetected?

How Did Hackers Who Stole $81 Million from Bangladesh Bank Go Undetected?

April 25, 2016Swati Khandelwal
In Brief Investigators from British defense contractor BAE Systems discovered that hackers who stole $81 million from the Bangladesh Central Bank actually hacked into software from SWIFT financial platform, a key part of the global financial system. The hackers used a custom-made malware to hide evidence and go undetected by erasing records of illicit transfers with the help of compromised SWIFT system. The Bangladesh Bank hackers, who managed to steal $81 Million from the bank last month in one of the largest bank heists in history, actually made their tracks clear after hacking into SWIFT, the heart of the global financial system. SWIFT , stands for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, is a global messaging network used for most international money and security transfers. More than 11,000 Global Banks on HIGH ALERT! Nearly 11,000 Banks and other financial institutions around the World use SWIFT system to send securely and receive payment
Bangladeshi Hackers defaced BCCI website after Board approves ICC takeover proposal

Bangladeshi Hackers defaced BCCI website after Board approves ICC takeover proposal

January 27, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Apart from various Government websites falling victim to Hacking attacks, the latest to be targeted by hackers belongs to the world's richest cricket Board, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Late night on 26th January ( 65th Republic Day of India ), the official website of Indian cricket’s Governing body, BCCI.TV has been defaced by Bangladeshi hacker who goes by the name Ashik Iqbal Chy . The ‘ About Us ’ page on the website has the message “ Don’T MesS UP WitH TiGeRs! ” along with the image of the Bangladesh national cricket team running with the Bangladeshi Flag. The ‘ Attack ’ on BCCI’s website is most likely in response to the latest draft proposal, which aims to shift the control of global cricket from the hands of International Cricket Council (ICC) into the hands of top three cricket boards BCCI, Cricket Australia (CA), England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) ; therefore the fate of cricket in smaller countries like Bangladesh, New Zeala
Google Kenya domain defaced by TiGER-M@TE

Google Kenya domain defaced by TiGER-M@TE

April 15, 2013Mohit Kumar
On Monday morning, Google has been the victim of a cyber-attack. Defacement attack was launched by Bangladeshi hacker TiGER-M@TE , their Kenyan domain google.co.ke  was defaced, instead the page splayed a black background€™ stamped in red across it. When a user visited the page the hacked screen spiraled in as some foreign music played in the background.  Google is the third most used site in Kenya. TiGER-M@TE has been quite active with defacements lately, and has targeted some high-profile sites in the past.
Malawi Google ,MSN, Yahoo domains defaced by TiGER-M@TE

Malawi Google ,MSN, Yahoo domains defaced by TiGER-M@TE

February 14, 2013Mohit Kumar
Famous Bangladeshi hacker TiGER-M@TE  known for his big defacements strikes again! This time he teams up with another hacker ' h311 c0d3 ' for another big defacement campaign.  According to mirror records on Zone-H, These hackers managed to deface Malawi Google, Yahoo, MSN, Windows and many more top domains using DNS poisoning attack. During talk with ' The Hacker News ', hackers disclose that they collectively hacked into Malawi (.mw) Domain Registrar website and also target Master and Slave DNS servers. The attackers changed the authoritative DNS records for the affected domains, to point the domain names to their own web server with a deface page hosted on it. All this could have been much worse if the attacker had other goals in his mind rather than defacing famous websites. Imagine how many accounts could have been compromised, if these websites were redirected to a phishing page, instead of a defacement page. At the time of reporting, Domain Re
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