February 16, 2014
Haptic Networks
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Recent Bank Hacks

12 men were arrested over attempting to take control of a Santander bank computer and steal millions of pounds. A Keyboard Video Mouse (KVM) allowed them to transmit the contents of the computers desktop and take control of the machines remotely. It was not clear if any money was taken, but the bank said ‘no money was ever at risk’.

Barclays bank also had a recent hacking incident where a gang of hackers stole £1.3M by hijacking the computer system of a branch in north London. One gang member posed as an IT engineer fixing the computer in order to fit a device that allowed the hackers to gain access to the network remotely and transfer money into their own accounts, allegedly. This incident also contained the use of a KVM machine that can be purchased online for as little as £10.

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