Cybercrooks slurp nearly $1m from Russian bank after pwning router at regional branch


Hackers stole almost $1m from a Russian bank earlier this month after breaching its network via an outdated router.

PIR Bank was looted by the notorious MoneyTaker hacking group, according to Group-IB, the Moscow-based security firm called in by the bank to handle incident response.

Funds were stolen on 3 July through the Russian Central Bank’s Automated Workstation Client (an interbank fund transfer system similar to SWIFT), transferred to 17 accounts at major Russian banks and cashed out.

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Source: The Register