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These hackers have just pulled off the biggest bank heist in history!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Trepanated, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. Trepanated

    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    There are reports surfacing today of a massive cyber-attack that targeted up to 100 banks - which could have netted the thieves up to $1 billion!

    The report has come from Kasperksy, who've been working with Europol and Interpol and the hackers have achieved new levels of sophistication.

    Here's one of the quotes about the attack:

    "The bank's internal computers, used by employees who process daily transfers and conduct bookkeeping, had been penetrated by malware that allowed cybercriminals to record their every move. The malicious software lurked for months, sending back video feeds and images that told a criminal group ? including Russians, Chinese and Europeans ? how the bank conducted its daily routines, according to the investigators."

    And here's a link to the BBC article:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31487258

    I did check to see what the largest ever bank thefts were before I posted this and the biggest so far was $920 million - so if these guys have netted $1 billion they will take the lead.
     
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  2. Tails

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    Acceptable earnings. Crazy how they took direct off the bank lol.
     
  3. Nut-Nights

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  4. tiyowan

    tiyowan Regular Member

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    And it all started with a phishing campaign. *snicker*
     
  5. King_James

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    Holy..............
     
  6. west555

    west555 Regular Member

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    And the biggest before this was one by russian dumps king badB xD which got arrested in Italy
     
  7. Keyboarding

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    imagine if we were learning how to pull oceans 19 all this time we spent reading about not getting sandboxed by google.
     
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    Wow, that's a hell of a lot of money! Seems the banks didn't learned enough yet about Internet security.
     
  9. xenmaster76

    xenmaster76 Regular Member

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    This is moronic.

    How can you "steal" a bunch of 1s and 0s?

    Let's say a bunch of accounts were wiped out, money transferred somewhere else -- couldn't the banks just go back in their records and reset everything? You'd think there would be multiple redundancies.

    Unless these guys stole physical cash, who cares? How is this even possible?
     
  10. blazekdotm

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    And we are worrying about a "few bucks", ha? :D
     
  11. xenmaster76

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    "It added that the criminals manipulated cash machines to dispense stolen money."

    Ok that makes sense now.
     
  12. Trepanated

    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    They already cashed out.

    They even managed to program cash machines to dispense cash at preset times.

    A bank can't reset a transaction once the money has been withdrawn
     
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  13. Capo Dei Capi

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    Just look for the restaurants and car washes with higher than expected profits.
     
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    Dam I read this last night so crazy how guys are able to do this stuff!
     
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    Thieves stealing thieves.
    Not shocked at all :D
     
  16. Capo Dei Capi

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    Banks are not thieves.
     
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    More details here
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    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/billion-dollar-bank-job-how-hackers-stole-1bn-100-banks-30-countries-1488148
    Interesting how so many banks didn't notice that something is going on, this group is "working" since 2013 but yet nobody from specialized IT technicians did not managed to trace some overhead bandwidth for additional video streaming from cctv cameras, or trace some packets or control network performance issues, Solarwinds or even free Wireshark would do a job...
     
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    Woooooooooooooooooooooooow! This is hugeeeeeeeeeeee! What the fuck. How do this guys pull it off...ingenius...
     
  19. west555

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    Thats for smaller cashouts, for something this big you need bigger cover, and you would be surprised what a lot of them do to casout this kind of money
     
  20. Capo Dei Capi

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    The amount is probably smaller than the $1 billion and they are probably running it though cinemas,casinos,horse racing, night clubs,bars etc as well as buying items in cash that aren't monitored.
     
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