Weekly Threat Report 13th October 2017

Cyber-enabled theft from Taiwanese bank

On 5th October 2017 Taiwan’s Far Eastern International Bank (FEIB) reported that it had fallen victim to a cyber-enabled theft. It is not yet known how much the attackers attempted to steal, but open source reports this figure could be as high as 60 million USD. FEIB states that, owing to errors by the criminals in their SWIFT[1] messaging configuration and efforts to recover the stolen money, estimated losses are less than 500,000 USD…

Link: Weekly Threat Report 13th October 2017
Source: NCSC Reports