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NEWS: Bank Raid Plot

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posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 03:45 AM
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Police today foiled an attempt by hackers to gain access to computers at the London offices of Japanese banking group Sumitomo in a plot to steal more than 220 million. The thieves were on the verge of transferring the money electronically which would have been one of the biggest robberies ever, but detectives were tipped off before funds could be siphoned off into 10 accounts around the world. Israeli police yesterday arrested a man whose business account had been set up to receive some of the cash.
 



www.thisislondon.co.uk
Banks in the City are on alert today after police foiled a plot to steal more than £220 million. Thieves were on the verge of transferring the money electronically after hacking into computers at the London offices of Japanese banking group Sumitomo.

Financial institutions in the City have been warned by detectives of the threat posed by cyber criminals.

They used "keylogging" technology that enabled them to learn account numbers, passwords and other sensitive information.


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In this modern age it seems the days of the bank robber are long gone, with guys in ski masks storming banks with shot guns and ellaborate vault cracking devices a thing of the past.

As time goes on it's the rise of the hackers who are robbing large sums of money without even having to leave their seat, or more specifically in these cases "keyloggers", who put programs on your computer to log any passwords e.t.c. that you use.

Although they went after a huge corporation it is a warning to us all to be careful when using using our computers, as these days as with everything else it is a real danger.

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[edit on 17-3-2005 by John Nada]

[edit on 17-3-2005 by John Nada]




posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 06:05 AM
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Done


and btw while some robbers are going hightech...
Police: Man Robs Bank With Pitchfork


[edit on 3-17-2005 by worldwatcher]



posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 06:17 AM
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and btw while some robbers are going hightech...
Police: Man Robs Bank With Pitchfork


hahaha, and that's the way it should be done. What a hero!



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