About Us | Contact Us
View Cart

Bank Cyber-Heist Thwarted By Police

By Vigilize | Monday, September 16, 2013 - Leave a Comment

Criminal gang prevented from stealing millions from London bank.

A criminal gang’s attempt to rob a London branch of Santander Bank was thwarted by Metropolitan Police last week. The Police’s Central-Crime Unit (PCeU) were able to arrest 12 men who allegedly planned to use a remote control device installed onto one of the bank’s computers to steal millions of pounds.

The scheme involved infiltrating the bank with an imposter maintenance worker who would discretely install a KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) which would allow the criminals to control that machine remotely from inside the bank’s network.

Police confirmed that this was the first breach of this kind that has been attempted in the UK. With the cooperation of the bank, police were able to prevent the theft.

Detective Inspector Mark Raymond of the PCeU stated, “this was a sophisticated plot that could have led to the loss of a very large amount of money from the bank, and is the most significant case of this kind that we have come across.”

Original article by John E Dunn.
Read the full story here.

Latest News
    Ransomware payments sent to countries under sanctions could result in fines… An article review. Whether or not to pay the organization behind a ransomware attack has been a hotly debated subject for many years, but a new advisory issued by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) warns those who do pay up […]
    Welcome Webinar Attendees! You can download the deliverables by clicking on the link below. Boilerplates/Handouts Click here to download files.        
    Another awareness poster for YOUR customers (and users).  Now that we have our own employees aware, maybe it’s time to start posting content for our customers! Download the large versions here: Awareness Poster (Portrait) Awareness Poster (Landscape)   You are welcome to print out and distribute this around your office. Data by Rob Sobers, writing […]
    Thanks for being interested in our Technology Planning Webinars! This year‘s annual webinar on the subject will include a review of the previous years’ movies that are already available, and a discussion about alternative tactics that have arisen from recent virtual conferences and regulator panels. It’s not too late to register for the 2020 Technology […]
    Check out the Sponsor Video! We will be updating the video on YouTube in the coming days, but will include the credits so everyone is recognized for all their hard work. Like our Facebook, Twitter, and Subscribe on YouTube for further updates! Credits Producer: Bryan Bonnell “K0s$” Director: Sara Fultz Editor: Sofia Tafoya Wardrobe: Our […]