Financial transaction network SWIFT has renewed its warning to customers to be on their guard following the discovery of malware at another bank using its services.
The bank first asked customers to take steps to secure their systems in the wake of an attempt to steal US$951 million from Bangladesh Bank in February. Attackers there appear to have used custom malware installed on computers at the bank to send fraudulent messages over the SWIFT network seeking to transfer money from the bank's account with the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Russian intelligence agencies were probably responsible for a massive cyber attack on Germany's lower house of parliament last year which forced its computer systems to be shut down for days, Germany's domestic intelligence agency said on Friday.
The agency, known as the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), said a hacker group known as "Sofacy" was behind the attack.
Microsoft is getting rid of a feature in Windows 10 that raised privacy concerns when it was introduced last year.
Wi-Fi Sense was intended to “get you on the internet more quickly in more places,” by automatically connecting to any in-range open Wi-Fi network.
Mozilla is fighting to force the FBI to disclose details of a vulnerability in the Tor web browser. The company fears that the same vulnerability could affect Firefox, and wants to have a chance to patch it before details are made public.
The vulnerability was exploited by FBI agents to home in on a teacher who was accessing child pornography. Using a “network investigative technique”, the FBI was able to identify the man from Vancouver, but Mozilla is concerned that it could also be used by bad actors.
Security firm BAE Systems' analysis of the malware used in the $81m cyber theft from Bangladesh Bank in March has turned up links to the tools used in the 2014 attack on Sony Pictures.
BAE published its analysis on Friday shortly after payment network SWIFT announced that a second unnamed banking customer had been hit with malware to compromise the bank's use of the SWIFT messaging system.