20 million Stolen From UK Bank Accounts

14 - 10 - 2015

Online attackers have stolen in excess of £20 million from UK bank accounts the UK’s National Crime Agency has reported.

The cyber attackers used a malware called Dridex to collect their victims online bank accounts.


Dridex infected computers through a malicious Microsoft document, often disguised as an invoice, emailed to victims. The software once installed would collect bank details entered into the computer and then send the data back to the attackers. The thieves would then take small amounts from bank accounts in the hope that they would not be noticed. However small amounts from millions of accounts soon accumulates resulting in more than £20 million being stolen.


The UK’s National Crime Agency and the FBI are hunting for the attackers.






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