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A hacking syndicate made up of Russians, Chinese and Europeans may have pulled off the largest bank heist ever by uploading malware to banks in Russia, Japan, Switzerland, the United States and the Netherlands, which allowed them to transfer millions of dollars to separate accounts.

Russian cyber-firm Kaspersky Labs stated that “the scope of this attack on more than 100 banks and other financial institutions in 30 nations could make it one of the largest bank thefts ever — and one conducted without the usual signs of robbery.” The hackers limited themselves to $10 million transfers so that they would not trigger internal bank alarms. The New York Times has the whole story and cyber expert Brian Krebs as some interesting insights, which can be found here.

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