Wednesday 14 October 2015

£20m Stolen from UK Bank Accounts

The UK's National Crime Agency is hunting cyber-attackers who stole more than £20m from British bank accounts.
Malware called Dridex harvested victims' online banking details so the attackers could siphon off funds.
The NCA said it was working with the FBI and other authorities to limit the malware's usefulness to criminals and one man had already been arrested.
One expert told the BBC the attackers had been particularly cunning to avoid being detected.
"This is very sneaky software that relied on people not being vigilant with their online banking," said Prof Alan Woodward, a cybersecurity expert who advises Europol.
"If you imagine thieves making lots of little transactions, rather than one big one, it is more likely to go unnoticed."

Cited and more information on How Dridex works at BBC News

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