RealNews

Banks targeted in Windows hack attack

Malicious attackers in Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands tried to use a vulnerability in Windows to break into some of Australia’s largest financial institutions, including at least three banks, over the Anzac weekend, according to the Atlanta-based security firm, Internet Security Systems. In a media release, ISS (Australia) managing director Kim Duffy said the attacks were picked up by ISS’s Global Threat Operations Centre late on Thursday evening. He said that by 8am on Friday the attacks had escalated significantly “and by lunch time we became aware that hackers were trying to infiltrate many of Australia’s largest financial institutions.” He said that although many were already protected by ISS, he alerted the institutions “and, as a courtesy, we also faxed Australia’s top 500 private and top 500 public companies.” Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.