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Hackers Target SWIFT-Using Banks With Odinaff Malware

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Anti-Malware , Payments , Risk Management

Hackers Target SWIFT-Using Banks With Odinaff Malware Now a Second Gang - Not Bangladesh Bank's Attackers - Is Gunning for Banks Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • October 13, 2016

A malware-wielding gang has been targeting financial firms' SWIFT software to inject fraudulent money-moving messages since at least January in "discreet campaigns" not tied to the Bangladesh Bank hack, security firm Symantec warns.

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The emergence of the targeted attacks, which rely on malware called Odinaff, is bad news for banks that rely on the SWIFT network to send money-moving messages. Symantec reports that the malware includes the ability to alter client-side logs used by SWIFT software. It says the attackers appear to be seeking high-value targets and attempting to avoid discovery, rather than pursuing mass-infection campaigns.

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