The FBI reports it has seen a rise of malware over the past few months targeting small and medium businesses and municipal government entities and school districts. Once a malicious attachment or link is opened, keylogging tactics obtain bank account info where criminals then initiate wire transfers or Automated Clearinghouse Transfers (ACH). The report also cites that in some cases individuals have been recruited to unknowingly help criminals with “work at home” jobs that tell them they will be working on sending these fraudulent funds transfers by Western Union or Moneygram. FBI has links to US CERT for help. Read the statement. [FBI]
DHS sounded the alarm Monday on Dyre, the banking Trojan that’s been siphoning bank credentials from large enterprises and major financial institutions.
The FBI has long said that the use of strong encryption software hampers the bureau’s
FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that the recent movement toward default encryption of smartphones