Report: $1bn stolen in 'unprecedented' cyber robberies
February 16 , 2015
An estimated $1 billion has been stolen in cyber-attacks targeting around 100 financial institutions and banks around the world, a new report says.
Describing the online robberies, which are reportedly still ongoing, as “unprecedented”, Kaspersky Lab says a cybercriminal gang, whose members include Russian, Ukrainian and Chinese nationals, is behind the thefts.
The gang targets banks directly rather than the end users, Kaspersky said.