Attackers use hidden tunnels to steal financial data

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Global financial services organizations are targeted by sophisticated cyber attackers in an attempt to steal critical data, according to a new report. The study from threat hunting company Vectra says attackers build ‘hidden tunnels’ masquerading as other web traffic to break into networks and access critical data and personal information. These tunnels are used to remotely control an attack and steal data while remaining largely undetected. The report shows that while financial services firms didn’t experience the same volume of breaches as other industries, they still face considerable risk as lucrative targets of attackers in search of a windfall. “Every…

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