Hackers steal up to $1 billion from banks

A hacking ring spent at least a year stealing up to $1 billion from banks around the world, a cybersecurity firm has said. It is thought to be one of the biggest bank security breaches ever.

Russian anti-virus software firm Kaspersky Lab said Monday that hackers gained access to banks’ computers through phishing schemes and other methods and then patiently spend months learning the banks’ systems, taking screen shots and even videos of employees using their computers.

The hackers, thought to be Russian, Chinese and European, have been active since at least the end of 2013 and have infiltrated more than 100 banks in 30 countries, according to a report to be presented Monday at a security conference in Cancun, Mexico.
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