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Banking Fraud Campaign Steals 500k Euros In a Week 35

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the red-stapler dept.
An anonymous reader writes The experts at Kaspersky Lab have discovered evidence of a targeted attack against the clients of a large European bank. According to the logs found in the server used by the attackers, apparently in the space of just one week cybercriminals stole more than half a million euros from accounts in the bank. The experts also detected transaction logs on the server, containing information about which sums of money were taken from which accounts. All in all, more than 190 victims could be identified, most of them located in Italy and Turkey. The sums stolen from each bank account, according to the logs, ranged between 1,700 to 39,000 euros.
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Banking Fraud Campaign Steals 500k Euros In a Week

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  • Really? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 25, 2014 @09:03AM (#47314185)

    Banking fraud here in America steals entire QE packages.

    http://inthesetimes.com/news/entry/14886/the_excel_spreadsheet_error_that_justified_global_austerity

  • Targeted Attack? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Joe Gillian (3683399) on Wednesday June 25, 2014 @09:04AM (#47314191)

    One thing I don't really understand, and the article doesn't mention, is how exactly they know this was a targeted attack. The way the article reads, it sounds like a bunch of people got infected with a Zeus variant and had their banking details stolen off their computers, and coincidentally, a bunch of them happened to use the same large European bank. I'm willing to bet that some of those victims probably didn't use the bank in question, and that there are financial losses ranging outside of that one bank.

    That said, this isn't a very good article, because it doesn't mention how they think the malware got onto these people's computers or even which bank was supposedly "targeted".

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