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Cyber and data security remain a priority issue for banks. Criminals are constantly searching for creative new ways to obtain money from banks and customers through fraud and cybersecurity vulnerabilities. And as consumers and businesses rely more on electronic devices such as computers, tablets, and smartphones to bank and shop online, vulnerabilities increase. ABA offers resources to help banks prevent, identify, measure and report fraud, and to serve and protect consumers and their financial data.​

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FBI Releases Alert on Cyber Actors Attempt to Gain Access to US-based Local Government Protocol Server
On August 24, the FBI released a FBI Liaison Alert System (FLASH) notification following an attempt by unattributed cyber actors to gain access to a US-based city government’s file transfer protocol server, likely through a brute force attack. The alert contains indicators of compromise, suspected internet protocol addresses, and recommended mitigations to assist organizations in their computer network defense.
FBI Releases Alert on "Unlimited Operation" Schemes
On August 9, the FBI released a Private Industry Notification following reports indicating that cyber criminals are planning to conduct a global ATM cash-out scheme in the coming days, likely associated with an unknown card issuer breach. Commonly referred to as an ”unlimited operation,” these schemes involve the compromise a financial institution or payment card processor with malware to access bank customer card information and exploit network access to enable a large scale theft of funds from ATMs.



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