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RSA Uncovers Boleto Fraud Ring in Brazil

Discussion created by RSA Admin Employee on Jul 2, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 3, 2015 by RSA Admin

With the 2014 World Cup in full swing, all eyes have been on Brazil since the middle of June. As the world watches their favorite national teams battle on the pitch, IT security professionals at a number of Brazil’s banks are being challenged in a separate battle of their own with cybercriminals.


Through a coordinated investigation spanning three continents, RSA Research has uncovered details of a substantial malware-based fraud ring that is operating with significant effectiveness to infiltrate one of Brazil’s most popular payment methods – the Boleto.


Based on evidence gleaned from this fraud investigation, RSA Research discovered a Boleto malware or “Bolware” fraud ring that may have compromised 495,753 Boletos transactions over a two-year period. While the investigation did not yield evidence as to whether the fraudsters were successful in collecting on all of these compromised transactions, RSA researchers did find evidence of their value – estimated to be up to $3.75 Billion USD (R$ 8.57 Billion).


Read all about this and access the full report by RSA Research via the following link: