Security firm Kaspersky Lab says it has discovered that a major European bank has been plundered of more than half a million euros by cyber thieves.
The money was stolen from nearly 200 of the bank’s customers – mostly in Italy and Turkey – in one week back in January.
Kaspersky did not name the bank but said it found a so-called command and control computer server for the malware used by the cyber criminals.
It then informed the bank and the authorities that financial data had been intercepted and fraudulent transactions carried out.
The security firm said the server that was used was shut down, but the gang could strike again using the same technique.