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Hackers steal ‘£195 million in 100 banks’ in massive heist
Some £195 million were stolen from 100 banks in 30 countries in 2013, according to
a new report revealed by The New York Times. The attack was allegedly carried out by
European, Russian, and Chinese hackers, who used malicious software to penetrate the
banking systems – via sending e-mails to employees. Once gaining access, hackers found
out what employees were responsible for cash transfers or ATMs, and installed a remote
access tool: a program that can take screen-shots from employee's computers, according
to the NYT. Then, they transferred the sums to bank accounts in different countries.
The majority of funds were stolen in Russia, but other targeted countries included
Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the US. Russian cyber security company Kaspersky
Lab looked into the matter, after an ATM in Kiev started giving out cash randomly.