Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Better than Cash Alliance: Risks and Rewards in West Africa

TheBetter than Cash Alliance’ project is a globally funded financial venture to promote e-commerce in Western Africa.  With this giant leap from rudimentary bank practices to electronic banking, which is a push from cash to digital payments, is fraught with many cultural challenges - to include the current influx of financial focused cyber-attacks.  This information is being supplied for your situational awareness. 

Publication date:                            1 October 2016

Handling requirements:                  Traffic light protocol (TLP) GREEN

Attribution/Threat Actors:              African based threat actors / unknown at this time

Actor Type:                                     Adversary capabilities have been assessed as Tier II*

Potential Targets:                            Senegal and West Africa

Past Reporting:                                Red Sky Alliance: DOC-4297, DOC-4322

*Practitioners with a greater depth of experience, with the ability to develop their own tools (from publically known vulnerabilities). 

The full attribution report has been published in its entirety in the Red Sky Alliance portal.  For more information please contact the lab directly at 844-4-WAPACK, 603-606-1246, or feedback@wapacklabs.com.

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