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MoI warns against 'bank card blocking' fraud

MoI warns against 'bank card blocking' fraud

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has once again urged people to be cautious while dealing with suspicious messages sent by cyber criminals about blocking one's bank card.

Suspected mastermind of $1bn bank hacks arrested in Spain

Suspected mastermind of $1bn bank hacks arrested in Spain

The person suspected of being behind malware attacks known as "Carbanak" and "Cobalt" was arrested in Alicante, a port city on the south east coast of Spain.

India's City Union Bank 'hacked via SWIFT system'

India's City Union Bank 'hacked via SWIFT system'

City Union Bank said it had discovered three "fraudulent remittances", which were sent via correspondent banks to accounts in Dubai, Turkey and China.

Belarus arrests suspected ringleader of global cybercrime network

Belarus arrests suspected ringleader of global cybercrime network

One of Eastern Europe's most prolific cyber criminals has been arrested in a joint operation involving Belarus, Germany and the United States that aimed to dismantle a vast computer network used to carry out financial scams, officials said on Tuesday.

Ransomware cyber attack hits Telefonica, Spanish firms

Ransomware cyber attack hits Telefonica, Spanish firms

Spain's government warned on Friday that a large number of companies had been attacked by cyber criminals who infected computers with malicious software known as "ransomware” that locks up computers and demands ransoms to restore access.

FBI warns of surge in wire-transfer fraud via spoofed emails

FBI warns of surge in wire-transfer fraud via spoofed emails

Attempts at cyber wire fraud globally, via emails purporting to be from trusted business associates, have surged in the last seven months of 2016, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

Bangladesh bank says hackers tried to steal $951mn

Bangladesh bank says hackers tried to steal $951mn

Bangladesh's central bank confirmed that cyber criminals tried to withdraw $951mn from its US bank account, as the country's finance minister said he first got to know of one of the biggest bank heists in history through the media.