Kaspersky: Fraudsters may attack banks directly in 2015

L N Revathy Coimbatore | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on December 03, 2014

Kaspersky Lab's experts anticipate targeted cyber-attacks on banks and Apple devices in 2015.

With the confidence of fraudsters on an upswing, the emergence of a new trend targeted directly against banks cannot be ruled out, say the Labs experts.

“And the fraudsters won't stop there; they will try to develop new malware that can take cash directly from the ATM,” the experts warned, sharing insights about possible targeted attacks in the coming year.

In its Security Bulletin 2014, the Lab's experts have indicated the possible targeted attacks in 2015. Among others, it includes attacks against virtual payment systems, against ATMs, more Internet-bleeding stories and vulnerabilities exposing the Internet infrastructure to menacing attacks, attacks in the wild against network printers and other connected devices and more diverse attacks.

While cautioning users, the endpoint solutions provider noted that attacks against cash machines (ATMs) seemed to explode this year with several public incidents and a rush by law enforcement authorities globally to respond to this crisis.

“In 2015, we expect to see further evolution of these ATM attacks with the use of targeted malicious techniques gaining access to the “brain” of cash machines. The next stage will see compromising the networks of banks and using that level of access to manipulate ATM machines real time,” notes Alexander Gostev, Chief Security Expert at the Global Research and Analysis Team, Kaspersky Lab.

Published on December 03, 2014
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