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Offline Simon

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European bank 'hit by cyber-thefts'
« on: June 24, 2014, 22:57 »
A security firm has reported uncovering evidence of cyber-thieves robbing more than 190 customers of a European bank.

Kaspersky Lab said it had detected a computer server in January being used to co-ordinate an attack that appeared to have snatched more than 500,000 euros ($700,000; 400,000) over the course of a single week.

The firm said it believed most of the victims were based in Italy and Turkey.

It said that it had alerted the authorities to the problem.

However, it added, the criminals managed to delete any evidence that could have been used to trace them before they could be identified.

The firm declined to identify the bank involved.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28004193
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Re: European bank 'hit by cyber-thefts'
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 23:44 »
 :o  I'd better start checking my account on an hourly basis! 
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Re: European bank 'hit by cyber-thefts'
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 09:07 »
Well, I can't see that it will be long before a major UK bank is compromised.  :(
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Re: European bank 'hit by cyber-thefts'
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 18:40 »
I agree.  It's just waiting to happen.   :bawl:
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