Two weeks ago we covered the 'Bangladesh Job', where hackers attempted to steal close to $1b from Bangladesh's Central Bank through accessing a $10 router and sending transfer requests to the New York Fed through SWIFT.
It looks like the attacks continue. This morning, BAE Systems reported that a second attack has occurred on a Vietnamese commercial bank - using techniques similar to the Sony data hack in 2014.
The magnitude and success of the hack are unclear, though continued individual vulnerabilities in a network that connects over 11,000 banks is clear cause for concern.
The second cyber attack of this type was carried out on a Vietnamese bank, researchers at security group BAE Systems said in a blog published on Friday. The BAE researchers said the technique used by the hackers to target the banking system appeared to mirror closely the one used to steal vast amounts of client data from Sony, the Japanese entertainment group, in 2014. “The overlaps between these samples provide strong links for the same coder being behind the recent bank heist cases and a wider known campaign stretching back almost a decade,” BAE said.