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Tesco Bank Hacked — Cyber Fraudsters Stole Money From 20,000 Accounts

Tesco Bank Hacked — Cyber Fraudsters Stole Money From 20,000 Accounts

November 07, 2016Mohit Kumar
Almost 20,000 Tesco Bank customers have had their money stolen from their accounts after the banking arm of UK's biggest retailer fall victim to a hacking attack this weekend. As a result of the hack, Tesco Bank has frozen online transactions in an attempt to protect its customers from, what it described as, the “ online criminal activity. ” However, customers can still use their debit and credit cards for cash withdrawals and card-based payments. Tesco Bank has not disclosed any details of the cyber attack or how accounts had been compromised, but Benny Higgins, chief executive of Tesco, confirmed that the hack affected 40,000 of its 136,000 accounts, half of which had already been used to withdraw money fraudulently over the weekend. The bank would not disclose the total amount stolen from the accounts, but confirmed that the amount stolen was a " big number but not a huge number. " If you have been affected by this incident, don’t worry! Higgins has apo
SWIFT Hackers Steal $10 Million From Ukrainian Bank

SWIFT Hackers Steal $10 Million From Ukrainian Bank

June 28, 2016Mohit Kumar
A Ukrainian bank has become the latest victim of the widespread cyber attack on global banking and financial sector by hackers who target the backbone of the world financial system, SWIFT. Hackers have reportedly stolen $10 Million from an unnamed bank in Ukraine by exploiting the SWIFT international banking system, according to an independent IT monitoring organization called the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Swift or the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication is the global banking messaging system responsible for managing Billions of dollars in money transfers each day between financial institutions worldwide. The ISACA branch in Ukraine, who has been hired by the targeted bank to investigate the heist, disclosed that some unknown hackers were able to compromise the bank's security in similar way they hacked Bangladesh central bank and stole $81m (£56m), the Kyiv Post reports. "At the current moment, dozens of ba
Ecuador Bank Hacked — $12 Million Stolen in 3rd Attack on SWIFT System

Ecuador Bank Hacked — $12 Million Stolen in 3rd Attack on SWIFT System

May 21, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Bangladesh is not the only bank that had become victim to the cyber heist . In fact, it appears to be just a part of the widespread cyber attack on global banking and financial sector by hackers who target the backbone of the world financial system, SWIFT. Yes, the global banking messaging system that thousands of banks and companies around the world use to transfer Billions of dollars in transfers each day is under attack. A third case involving SWIFT has emerged in which cyber criminals have stolen about $12 million from an Ecuadorian bank that contained numerous similarities of later attacks against Bangladesh’s central bank that lost $81 Million in the cyber heist . The attack on Banco del Austro (BDA) in Ecuador occurred in January 2015 and, revealed via a lawsuit filed by BDA against Wells Fargo, a San Francisco-based bank on Jan. 28, Reuters reported. Here’s how cyber criminals target banks: Uses malware to circumvent local security systems of a bank. Gains acces
HDFC Bank Database Hacked by zSecure team using SQL injection vulnerability

HDFC Bank Database Hacked by zSecure team using SQL injection vulnerability

September 02, 2011Mohit Kumar
HDFC Bank Database Hacked by zSecure team using SQL injection vulnerability zSecure team is back in news again, this time they have discovered a critical SQL injection vulnerability in HDFC Bank's Web Portal. Using this critical flaw HDFC Bank's various databases can be accessed and dumped as well. This critical flaw really affects the customer realtions of HDFC Bank's and this really questions the existing security in place within bank. HDFC Bank is the leading bank in India but they lack behind the basic security that needs to be implemented. zSecure team claimed in their blog post that even after sending them complete details about the vulnerability and even after conducting the vulnerability assessment from the third party service provider they were not able to discover this critical falw which existed in their web portal. This really raises a big question on their existing security policy. What would have happened if somone else would have gained acceess to this c
Thousands of Bank of America Accounts Hacked !

Thousands of Bank of America Accounts Hacked !

March 26, 2011Mohit Kumar
Thousands of Bank of America customers' account information could be in jeopardy after a major security breach. Christy Clark went to a Royal Oak drug store Friday, but when her debit card was declined, she knew something was wrong. “I was very embarrassed,” Clark said. She went straight to the Bank of America branch near 12 Mile Road near Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak to report the problem. When she arrived, she was surprised to see the lobby packed with customers who experienced the same issue. “When I entered the branch, that’s when I realized this was a bigger problem,” Clark told Local 4. Bank of America told Local 4 this involves more than $100,000 worth of transitions. Bank employees told Clark they issued a number of temporary debit cards to customers who discovered money was missing from their account. Two bank staffers said they were also victims of this crime. A spokesperson for Bank of America said they are trying to figure out exactly how widespread the problem is
CBI was actually Hacked By Hamza (Zombie_KSA) !

CBI was actually Hacked By Hamza (Zombie_KSA) !

December 07, 2010Mohit Kumar
CBI was actually Hacked By Hamza (  Zombie_KSA ) C BI was Hacked By Hamza , Know as  Zombie_KSA. He is from  Kingdom of Saudi Arabia . ZombiE_KsA he is famous Pakistani Hacker , member of PAKbugs  ! have hacked alot BiG sites ! Including 3 Indian banks , 4 Indian police websites ! Indian CID !! and Now CBI also hacked by him. .. etc..!!  Also He hacked  FIA  , to show FIA  that how much their website is Secure !  The website of premier investigating agency CBI was hacked by programmers identifying themselves as " Pakistani Cyber Army ". The home page of the CBI website had a message from the ' Pakistani Cyber Army ' warning the Indian Cyber Army not to attack their Websites. But actually The Site was hacked By Hamza (Zombie_KSA). ZombiE_KsA is the first Pakistani hacker who Hacked " google " , " microsoft " , " yahoo " , " aol " ," toshiba ", " hotmail " , " Cisco " , "
Newly Uncovered 'MoneyTaker' Hacker Group Stole Millions from U.S. & Russian Banks

Newly Uncovered 'MoneyTaker' Hacker Group Stole Millions from U.S. & Russian Banks

December 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have uncovered a previously undetected group of Russian-speaking hackers that has silently been targeting Banks, financial institutions, and legal firms, primarily in the United States, UK, and Russia. Moscow-based security firm Group-IB published a 36-page report on Monday, providing details about the newly-disclosed hacking group, dubbed MoneyTaker , which has been operating since at least May 2016. In the past 18 months, the hacking group is believed to have conducted more than 20 attacks against various financial organisations—stolen more than $11 Million and sensitive documents that could be used for next attacks. According to the security firm, the group has primarily been targeting card processing systems, including the AWS CBR (Russian Interbank System) and SWIFT international bank messaging service (United States). " Criminals stole documentation for OceanSystems’ FedLink card processing system, which is used by 200 banks in Latin America
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
European Central Bank Shuts Down 'BIRD Portal' After Getting Hacked

European Central Bank Shuts Down 'BIRD Portal' After Getting Hacked

August 16, 2019Swati Khandelwal
The European Central Bank (ECB) confirmed Thursday that it had been hit by a cyberattack that involved attackers injecting malware into one of its websites and potentially stealing contact information of its newsletter subscribers. Headquartered in Germany, the European Central Bank (ECB) is the central bank of the 19 European Union countries which have adopted the euro and is itself responsible for supervising the data protection practices of the banking system across these countries. In an official statement published Thursday, the ECB said unknown "unauthorized parties" had managed to breach its Banks' Integrated Reporting Dictionary (BIRD) website, which was hosted by a third-party provider, eventually forcing the bank to shut down the site. Launched in 2015, BIRD is a joint initiative of the Eurosystem to the euro zone's central banks and the banking system, which provides banks with a precise description of the data that aims to help reporting agents e
Email & Bank Account of DIRECTOR,Indian Ministry of Communications & IT Hacked by Zcompany Hacking Crew !

Email & Bank Account of DIRECTOR,Indian Ministry of Communications & IT Hacked by Zcompany Hacking Crew !

March 23, 2011Mohit Kumar
Email & Bank Account of DIRECTOR,Indian Ministry of Communications & IT Hacked by Zcompany Hacking Crew !  Last Night (24 March,2011) we (The Hacker News) got an email from id of Amar Singh Meena ,DIRECTOR (T)TEC, Ministry of Communications & IT. But this email was sent by a Hacker from his email id having codename " Hard Hunter " from  Zcompany Hacking Crew . Zcompany Hacking Crew or ZHC Hack for reason to raise awareness of the issues in the world with a main focus on Kashmir & Palestine. Now they have access to Personal Email ID of Mr. Amar Singh Meena and also have his ICICI Bank details.  Even Today 1389 Indian websites defaced/Hacked By ZCompany Hacking Crew & TeaMp0isoN : Read Here How ZHC hack into Email : Hard Hunter [ZHC] had a access to a Online Store where he found email of Amar Singh, they hack logged into his email and then went for his ICICI details. Message From ZHC : As in above image, The email send us (The Hacker News) fro
Bank Servers Hacked to Trick ATMs into Spitting Out Millions in Cash

Bank Servers Hacked to Trick ATMs into Spitting Out Millions in Cash

October 03, 2018Swati Khandelwal
The US-CERT has released a joint technical alert from the DHS, the FBI, and Treasury warning about a new ATM scheme being used by the prolific North Korean APT hacking group known as Hidden Cobra . Hidden Cobra, also known as Lazarus Group and Guardians of Peace, is believed to be backed by the North Korean government and has previously launched attacks against a number of media organizations, aerospace, financial and critical infrastructure sectors across the world. The group had also reportedly been associated with the WannaCry ransomware menace that last year shut down hospitals and big businesses worldwide, the SWIFT Banking attack in 2016, as well as the Sony Pictures hack in 2014. Now, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of the Treasury have released details about a new cyber attack, dubbed " FASTCash ," that Hidden Cobra has been using since at least 2016 to cash out ATMs by compromising the bank server. FASTCash Hack
Ninth Grade Students Hack into ATM Machine during School Lunch Break

Ninth Grade Students Hack into ATM Machine during School Lunch Break

June 12, 2014Swati Khandelwal
When I was in school, I used to play outdoor games like basketball and badminton. When I was in college, I started taking more interest in playing computer games rather going out. But nowadays, children have completely changed their hobbies to programming, hacking, bug bounties in such a ways that just in half an hour of lunch break between classes they hacked ATM machine . A pair of ninth grade students, Caleb Turon and Matthew Hewlett , both 14 year old broke into a Bank of Montreal ATM during their lunch hours between classes by following an old ATM operators manual found online. The duo used the online manual to access the operator mode of the ATM machine in Winnipeg. They didn’t use the accessed data to steal any amount from the ATM, rather they simply broke into the ATM machine and printed off information including users’ transaction data, surcharge profits and the total cash held in the unit. HOW THEY HACKED INTO ATM MACHINE? Turon and Hewlett were not expectin
Korean HSBC bank hacked TurkGuvenligi (TG)

Korean HSBC bank hacked TurkGuvenligi (TG)

August 20, 2011Mohit Kumar
Korean HSBC bank hacked TurkGuvenligi (TG) TurkGuvenligi (TG) Hacker Hack and deface the  Korean HSBC bank website. Mirror of Hack is also available here . Same hacker deface the Websites of Free Gary McKinnon Campaign last week.
TalkTalk Hacked; 4 Million Credit Card Profiles may have been Stolen

TalkTalk Hacked; 4 Million Credit Card Profiles may have been Stolen

October 23, 2015Swati Khandelwal
TalkTalk , one of the biggest UK-based phone and Internet service provider with more than 4 Million customers, has been hacked again, the company announced late Thursday. TalkTalk is informing its 4 million customers that it has fallen victim to a "significant and sustained cyber attack" and it is possible that sensitive data including bank details have been stolen. In February, TalkTalk suffered a major data breach in which its customer details were stolen and misused by scammers to access additional information as well as steal considerable amount of money. What data might have been Exposed? According to the company, potentially all of its 4 Million customers could be affected by the data breach. However, TalkTalk hasn't specified exactly what kind of data was stolen from its servers, but says that the systems accessed by hackers contained information including: Credit card details and/or bank details Full names Postal addresses Dates
Banking System Vulnerability - 3 million bank accounts hacked in Iran

Banking System Vulnerability - 3 million bank accounts hacked in Iran

April 17, 2012Mohit Kumar
Banking System Vulnerability - 3 million bank accounts hacked in Iran Iran's Central Bank has announced that the electronic information of 3 million customers of 10 Iranian banks have been compromised. These banks now require their customers to change their ATM pin numbers before they can access their account. This has caused a rush to the ATM machines by the worried customers. The hacker was identified as Khosro Zare', a former bank-system specialist in Iran who recently left the country.Zare' claimed in a blog that he hacked the PIN codes to highlight the vulnerability of Iran's banking system. According to the report, the hacker had provided the managing directors of the targeted banks with information about the bank accounts of 1000 customers in the previous Iranian calendar year (ended on March 19) to warn them about the susceptibility of their computer systems and networks to cyber threats. But Central bank officials had earlier downplayed the reports, sayi
Bank of Melbourne Twitter Account Hacked

Bank of Melbourne Twitter Account Hacked

September 22, 2011Mohit Kumar
Bank of Melbourne Twitter Account Hacked Last week, the Twitter account of the Bank of Melbourne was hacked and used to send direct messages containing phishing links to its followers. In a tweet , the bank said that: ATTN: Unauthorised DMs sent bw 4-5pm today, do not click link. No customer/personal data compromised. Apologies for the inconvenience. A recently relaunched subsidiary of Westpac, the Australian bank engages heavily with its customers through its @BankofMelb Twitter account. However, the security of the account proved not to be up to scratch when hackers managed to gain access and used the account to send direct messages containing phishing links.The hacking of corporate Twitter accounts is nothing new, neither are phoney messages claiming to come from a bank. What makes this case rather unique - and worrying - is that the account itself is genuine, thus significantly adding to the credibility of the links. Dancho Danchev believes that this is not the act of an amateu
Massive ATM Hack Hits 3.2 Million Indian Debit Cards — Change Your PIN Now!

Massive ATM Hack Hits 3.2 Million Indian Debit Cards — Change Your PIN Now!

October 20, 2016Swati Khandelwal
India is undergoing the biggest data breaches to date with as many as 3.2 Million debit card details reportedly stolen from multiple banks and financial platforms. The massive financial breach has hit India's biggest banks including State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank, Yes Bank, ICICI Bank and Axis, and customers are advised to change their ATM PIN immediately. Hackers allegedly used malware to compromise the Hitachi Payment Services platform — which is used to power country's ATM, point-of-sale (PoS) machines and other financial transactions — and stole details of 3.2 Million debit cards, reports The Economic Times. Of 3.2 Million debit cards, 2.6 Million are powered by Visa or Mastercard and rest 600,000 work on top of India’s own RuPay platform. Hacked Debit Cards Reportedly Used in China It is not yet clear who is behind the cyber attack, but the report adds that a number of affected customers have observed unauthorized transactions made by their cards in v
Philippines Bank hit by SWIFT Hacking Group allegedly linked to North Korea

Philippines Bank hit by SWIFT Hacking Group allegedly linked to North Korea

May 27, 2016Swati Khandelwal
SWIFT Bank Hackers have attacked another bank in the Philippines using the same modus operandi as that in the $81 Million Bangladesh Bank heist . Security researchers at Symantec have found evidence that malware used by the hacking group shares code similarities with the malware families used in targeted attacks against South Korean and US government, finance, and media organizations in 2009. These historic attacks were attributed to the North Korean hacking group known as Lazarus , who hacked Sony Pictures in 2014. Also Read:   How Hackers Stole $80 Million from Bangladesh Bank . “ At first, it was unclear what the motivation behind these attacks were, however, code sharing between Trojan.Banswift (used in the Bangladesh attack used to manipulate SWIFT transactions) and early variants of Backdoor.Contopee provided a connection, ” Symantec blog post says. In past few months, some unknown hackers have been targeting banks across the world by gaining access to SWIFT, the worldwi
Hacker Steals Money from Bank and Donates $11,000 to Anti-ISIS Group

Hacker Steals Money from Bank and Donates $11,000 to Anti-ISIS Group

May 19, 2016Mohit Kumar
Meet this Robin Hood Hacker: Phineas Fisher, who breached Hacking Team last year, revealed on Reddit Wednesday that he hacked a bank and donated the money to Kurdish anti-capitalists in Rojava autonomous region in northern Syria that borders territory held by the ISIS ( Islamic State militant group ). Fisher, also known as "Hack Back" and "@GammaGroupPR," claimed responsibility for both the Hacking Team and Gamma Group data breaches. The vigilant hacker donated 25 Bitcoin (worth around US$11,000) to a crowdfunding campaign known as the Rojan Plan, which has been set up by members of the Rojava’s economic committee, described by Fisher as "one of the most inspiring revolutionary projects in the world." Also Read:  Here's How Hackers Stole $80 Million from Bangladesh Bank The funds donated to the campaign came from a bank heist, though the hacker neither revealed the name of the bank nor provided any further details of the bank heist. Whe
Report: German Bank ATMs vulnerable to Hackers

Report: German Bank ATMs vulnerable to Hackers

November 02, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Avoiding Credit Card Fraud is simply easy as long as you use cash. But, what if you even get hacked while withdrawing cash from an ATM? If you are living in Germany or traveling there, then think twice before using your payment cards in the ATMs. Here’s why: A Security researcher in Germany has managed to hack ATM and self-service terminal from Sparkasse Bank that allowed him to reveal the sensitive details from the payment card inserted into the machine. Benjamin Kunz-Mejri , CEO of Germany-based security firm Vulnerability Lab , discovered a vulnerability while using a Sparkasse terminal that suddenly ejected his card, and changed status to " temporarily not available. " Meanwhile, the machine automatically started performing software update process in the background. However, Benjamin used a special keyboard combination to trick the ATM into another mode. Benjamin’s trick forced ATM system to put update process console (cmd) in the foreground
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