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Barclays bank KVM attack plotted by UK cybercrime's 'Mr Big', claim police

John E Dunn | Sept. 25, 2013
Link with identical Santander attack assumed

The KVM and wireless router method is unheard of in the UK although accessing internal computers inside a bank branch was successfully exploited in an attack on a South Africa bank at New Year 2012. On that occasion, the hackers routed the $5.2 million theft to accounts from which it was withdrawn via ATMs within hours. Timed to happen over a local holiday, bank staff were not on hand to notice that something was awry.

 

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