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Kaspersky Lab tips cyberthreats and crimes only going to get worse in 2015

Mike Gee | Dec. 3, 2014
Banks to be targeted, more privacy concerns, renewed fears about connected devices.

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During a recent investigation, Kaspersky Lab's experts discovered an attack in which an accountant's computer was compromised and used to initiate a large transfer with a financial institution. It represented the emergence of a new trend - targeted attacks directly against banks. Once attackers get into a bank's network, they siphon enough information to allow them to steal money directly from the bank in several ways:

  • Remotely commanding ATMs to dispose cash;
  • Performing SWIFT transfers from various customers' accounts;
  • Manipulating online banking systems to perform transfers in the background.

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