The infamous Carbanak cybergang was uncovered in 2015 after its members had stolen more than $1 billion from over 100 banks worldwide. Notably, the group began each cyber-heist with a simple spear phishing attack aimed at individual employee computers.All it took for the heist to work was one employee clicking on an infected email link or attachment. This click would inject malware into that one computer which, in turn, infiltrated the internal network and installed information-gathering spyware on administrative computers. From there, it was relatively simple for the attackers to mimic the bank clerks’ activities, allowing them to hijack e-payment systems, inflate internal account balances and even program ATMs to dispense cash.Fiendishly clever? Yes. Surprisingly easy for the thieves to execute? Yes, again. Let’s look at some lessons your credit union can learn from such a simple but effective attack.We want to note that we believe in the points we are about to make in this article because we do them ourselves. At PSCU and its consulting group, Advisors Plus, we emphasize employee education, implement proper vendor controls and create easily understood information protection policies. Each of these has proven to be a cost-effective, common-sense way to protect information and financial assets. 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
A sensational run from Usain Bolt saw him crush rival Justin Gatlin over 200 metres in 19.55 seconds and chalk up another sprint double at the IAAF World Championships.Both men flew out of the blocks but Bolt pulled away in the home straight, affording himself a smile and bumping his chest with his fists as he eased up crossing the line. Gatlin took silver in 19.74s, with South Africa’s Anaso Jobodwana snatching bronze with a new national record of 19.87s.Alonso Edward was the unfortunate athlete nudged off the podium, while Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes ran a new lifetime best of 20.02s to take fifth.On Saturday, Bolt pipped Gatlin to victory over 100m – a result that could have been different had Gatlin’s technique not crumbled in the closing stages – but there was no doubt about the fastest man over 200m.It is the Jamaican’s third sprint double at World Championships, adding to his 100m-200m hauls in 2009 (Berlin) and 2013 (Moscow). Bolt also won the 200m in 2011 (Daegu), but was disqualified in the 100m final for a false start. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Wellington Police notes for Wednesday, August 07, 2013â€¢4:56 a.m. Officers investigated theft of a vehicle in the 200 block N. C, Wellington. It was recovered.â€¢10:30 a.m. Officers investigated theft of a car stereo in the 500 block N. C, Wellington.â€¢10:44 a.m. Officers investigated violation of protection order, criminal threat and burglary in the 200 block W. 4th, Wellington.â€¢11:04 a.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 300 block W. 7th, Wellington.â€¢11:10 a.m. Officers investigatedÂ criminal damage to property and unlawful operation of a bow and arrow in the 400 block N. B, Wellington.â€¢11:45 a.m. On Aug. 5, 2013, April L. Grizzle, 34, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with dog at large.â€¢12:01 p.m. Patrick T D Bennett, 24, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with violation of protection order and criminal threat.â€¢12:49 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic dispute of a known suspect(s) in the 200 block W. 4th, Wellington.â€¢2 p.m. Officers investigated a forgery of a known suspect in the 800 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢3:10 p.m. Officers investigated harassment by telephone by unknown suspect(s) in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.â€¢5:18 p.m. Officers investigated theft in the 400 block S. C, Wellington.â€¢5:59 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 600 block S. Washington, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by juvenile male, 15, Wellington and two parked and unoccupied vehicles owned by William E. Crispen, Wellington and Michael L Manahan, Tacoma, Wash.â€¢8:01 p.m. Officers investigated criminal trespass by a known suspect in the 800 block N. F, Wellington.â€¢8:51 p.m. Melissa L. Stewart, 38, Wellington was arrested and bonded on a city of Wellington bench warrant for probation of revocation.â€¢9:19 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 500 block N. Park, Wellington.â€¢11:05 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic disturbance by a known subject(s) in the 800 block N. H, Wellington.