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6 Million USD stolen from Russian Bank

First Published 19th February 2018

Hackers used SWIFT system according to a side note in a report by Russian Central Bank

The Russian Central Bank reported that unknown hackers have stolen 339.5 million RUB (the equivalent to approximately 6 million USD) in a cyber-attack on an unnamed Russian bank last year.

The hackers used SWIFT international payments messaging system. A spokesman from the Central Bank said that the hackers had taken control of a computer at the bank they were targeting and used the SWIFT system to transfer money to their own accounts. The culprits remain unidentified.

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