Thursday, March 17, 2005

From Great Train to Internet Robbery

The BBC reports on how the police has foiled what is one of the biggest attempted bank robberies in Great Britain's history. No Great Train Robbery, but a Great Internet Robbery: to transfer 300 million euro ($423 million) electronically after hacking the Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui. Last October it was discovered that hackers had gained access to the bank's computer system, using keylogging software to get sensitive information such as passwords and account numbers. The British National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) prevented the plan to unroll, and one man was arrested. There are still little details on the story.


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