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Report: $1bn stolen in 'unprecedented' cyber robberies

  • 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.

    According to the computer security firm, the cyber-thefts started in 2013 and took place in around 30 countries including Russia, US, China, Germany and Canada.

    The gang targets banks directly rather than the end users, Kaspersky said.

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