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Ongoing cyber attack on banks worldwide creates billion dollar loss

2015/02/17

Softpedia - (International) Kaspersky security researchers discovered that cyber criminals robbed over 100 financial institutions worldwide of up to $1 billion by using spear-phishing attacks exploiting 2 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office and 1 vulnerability in Microsoft Word to install malware and infiltrate institutions' networks. The attackers cashed in by instructing ATMs to dispense money at specific times without payment cards, opening accounts with fake balances, and artificially inflating account balances of bank customers and then transferring the surplus to their accounts in China and the U.S.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ongoing-Cyber-Attack-on-Banks-Worldwide-Creates-Billion-Dollar-Loss-473391.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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