Carbanak hacking group steal $1 billion from banks worldwide | ZDNet

Since 2013, the cybergang have attempted to attack banks, e-payment systems and financial institutions using the Carbanak malware. The criminal operation has struck banks in approximately 30 countries.What makes this crime unusual is the fact individual end users were not targeted; rather, banks themselves were the victims.Sergey Golovanov, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team told attendees at the Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit that tracking the operation began when he was shown a video of a criminal taking money from an ATM without touching the machine.A bank then requested help from the security company to tackle the problem — as every ATM in a specific area had been taken from. Originally, Golovanov and colleagues searched for malware in the ATM network itself but came up short — finding instead “terrible” misconfiguration in network configuration. This led to the discovery of Carberp and Anunak malware code — open-source malicious code used in Carbanak.

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