NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, March 17, 2005

Computerized bank robbery foiled Posted by Mikko @ 10:58 GMT

Today's Financial Times reports about a group of computer hackers who tried to pull off one of the biggest bank robberies ever.

An international group of online thieves were apparently using various kinds of malware to gain access to the systems of the Sumitomo bank.

Financial Times, Thursday March 17 2005, as photographed in the lobby of the Jury's Doyle hotel on Russel Street, London

The thieves intended to transfer money to ten bank accounts around the world.

The plot, reported to be worth 220 million pounds (317 million Euros), was foiled by British National Hi-Tech Crime Unit.