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Carbanak cyber criminals rob millions from banks worldwide

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By Euronews
Carbanak cyber criminals rob millions from banks worldwide

A leading internet security company has renewed its warning that cyber criminals are plundering nearly a billion euros from banks around the world.

Russian based firm Kaspersky Lab says a gang called Carbanak with members in Russia, Ukraine and China has stolen money by using malware programmes; or software to see and record activity on computer monitors.

The criminal ring is said to have robbed e-payment systems in what could be one of the largest bank heists ever.

Last week, US President Obama signed an executive order to create a new cyber security agency with the aim of encouraging firms to pool and analyse information on a wide range of risks.

Read more on Kapersky’s findings.