THE GREAT BANK ROBBERY
A Russian cybercriminal gang has stolen close to $1 billion (QR3.6 billion) from up to 100 financial institutions in two years.
Security company Kaspersky released a report in which it detailed how the gang – dubbed “Carbanak” – has been stealing directly from banks in the biggest cyber heist to date. The company said it was working with Interpol, Europol and authorities from different countries to uncover more details but it has emerged that the gang gained access to the network and video surveillance systems through malicious emails sent to employees, a technique known as spear phishing. The gang also remotely controlled ATMs and ordered them to dispense cash when a member would be waiting to collect the money.