2021 Dark Web Financial Cyber Threats

Community Feature - @Bank_Security

Curated Intelligence member Bank_Security has recently shared an overview of the most commonly advertised information related to financial institutions on the Dark Web in 2021. The research focuses on what cyber criminals actually sell in various forums and chat groups regarding the financial sector and banks around the world.


One of the most interesting findings uncovered in this research uncovered is that cybercriminals in general are mainly focused on acquiring databases via the cyber underground than any other commodity. While items commonly associated with threats to financial institutions are desired - such as money laundering techniques, banking Trojans, and ATM exploits - databases are one of the best selling commodities on the cyber underground. As such, financial institutions should be highly aware of this threat and focus on protecting their databases.

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