Bank Hackers Use Malware To Steal An Estimated $300 Million
The Carbanak malware infected more than 100 banks across the world, according to a new report from security firm Kaspersky.By Matt Picht | February 15, 2015
An ATM in Kiev that kept dispensing wads of cash at random ended up exposing a massive criminal scheme to rob millions of dollars from banks across the world.
That's according to The New York Times, which published an advance copy of a report from security firm Kaspersky Labs Saturday. The report claims hackers infiltrated more than 100 banks across at least 30 nations and made off with an estimated $300 million — though possibly as much as three times that amount.
The full details of the attack won't be available until Kaspersky publishes the full report Monday, but here's what we do know from The Times story.