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North Korean hackers managed to steal thousands of records from private firms and state agencies in the South including defence industry information and files from Korean Air. The hacking originated from 16 servers based in the North’s capital Pyongyang. The North gained access to the internal systems of the firms and agencies at some point after hacking in 2014 into computer management software developed by a Seoul IT firm.
U.S. burger chain operator Wendy’s said it had discovered additional instances of unusual credit card activity at some of its franchise-operated restaurants, widening the scope of an earlier cyber-attack on the company. Wendy’s said it recently discovered a variant of a malware that was discovered and reported in May. The new malware was used to target a point-of-sales system that was earlier believed to be unaffected.
The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained 50 suspected hackers after multiple malware attacks resulted in the theft of over 1.7 billion roubles ($25m) from various domestic banks. The FSB claimed it worked alongside the Russian Interior Ministry and staff from the country’s largest bank, Sberbank, to search the homes of suspects in raids across the country. It’s believed the gang used a botnet to launch malware in an attempt to compromise corporate bank accounts as well as correspondence accounts of the banks themselves.
Hours before the Federal Reserve Bank of New York approved four fraudulent requests to send $81 million from a Bangladesh Bank account to cyber thieves, the Fed branch blocked those same requests because they lacked information required to transfer money, The New York arm of the U.S. central bank initially denied the transfer requests because they lacked proper formatting for the SWIFT messaging system, the network banks use for international financial transfers, the two officials said.