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.