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Using the SWIFT system banks around the world become victims of hackers

Using the SWIFT system banks around the world become victims of hackers

by sigismund » 2016-08-31 15:23:49


SWIFT warned their customers about possible cyberattacks.


Attackers targeted more banks using a system of financial exchange SWIFT messages, reports Reuters. Recall that the vulnerability in the program was the cause of one of the largest Bank robberies in history.

According to Reuters, on Tuesday, August 30, SWIFT sent out a number of banks worldwide warning of possible attacks and recommended measures to strengthen security. "The attackers compromised user environment and attempted to send a fake payment instructions. The threat is permanent, adaptive, challenging, and still relevant," reads the notice.

According to the notification after a successful attack on the Central Bank of Bangladesh cyber criminals are attempting to other financial institutions with inadequate levels of protection implemented through SWIFT transaction. According to the report, some banks are already faced with theft of funds from the accounts.

The names of the organizations and the amount stolen is not specified. We only know that the banks are in different countries and used different ways to gain access to the SWIFT system.
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