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Fraud Ring In Hacking Attack On 60 Banks

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posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 11:47 AM
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Fraud Ring In Hacking Attack On 60 Banks


news.sky.com

Sixty million euro has been stolen from bank accounts in a massive cyber bank raid after fraudsters raided dozens of financial institutions around the world.

According to a joint report by software security firm McAfee and Guardian Analytics, more than 60 firms have suffered from what it has called an "insider level of understanding".
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posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 11:47 AM
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Crazy, crazy! Makes you wonder if this is "just" thieves/hackers or perhaps some form of cyberwarfare from another nation? For example, one of the nations in need of a bailout? (Spain, Portugal..)...Maybe Iran, out of spite for EU sanctions against them?

Granted, for either example you'd think it'd be more than 60 Million, but who knows?

news.sky.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 05:27 PM
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Originally posted by BobM88


Crazy, crazy! Makes you wonder if this is "just" thieves/hackers or perhaps some form of cyberwarfare from another nation? For example, one of the nations in need of a bailout? (Spain, Portugal..)...Maybe Iran, out of spite for EU sanctions against them?

Granted, for either example you'd think it'd be more than 60 Million, but who knows?

news.sky.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


I read the article. It seems most of the hackers can be traced back to Russia.
In this particular attack it seems they targeted "high rollers" -- that leaves me out. But this highlights why I hate online banking -- it's not really secure.



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