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Hackers Wield Commoditized Tools to Pop West African Banks


Anti-Malware , Cybercrime , Endpoint Security

Hackers Wield Commoditized Tools to Pop West African Banks Attackers Combine Off-the-Shelf Hacking Tools With Legitimate Admin Utilities Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • January 21, 2019 Source: Symantec

Security firm Symantec warns that at least four different online attack campaigns have been targeting banks in West Africa since mid-2017, which all may be the work of one group.

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The attack campaigns have targeted banks in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana and Ivory Coast, researchers at Symantec say in a blog post.

In a reminder that hackers often do not need to reinvent the wheel, the security firm notes that all of the attacks appear to be using commonly available, off-the-shelf attack tools, together with "living off the land" tactics, which refers to using legitimate tools on an already compromised system...(continued)

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