Batu69 Posted April 18, 2016 Share Posted April 18, 2016 The founder of cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab expects more attacks on financial targets after hackers recently stole funds from Bangladesh’s central bank and moved the Russian ruble’s exchange rate, reports Bloomberg. “Criminal innovations that we see in some parts of the world become massive because criminals communicate" and spread techniques around the world, Eugene Kaspersky said in an interview with Bloomberg TV Thursday. “The most professional cyber-criminals are looking for new types of victims -- stock exchanges, for example." Attacks of this kind are akin to cyber-terrorism, Kaspersky was quoted to have said. Technology that cracks banks’ safety systems is available for purchase, and it’s possible that some individuals hire professionals to hack financial systems to paralyse them, rather than to profit from the attack, Bloomberg quoted him as saying. Global losses from hacking and undesired spamming exceed $100 billion a year, according to Kaspersky Lab. Some advanced attacks, such as using malware to make ATMs distribute all their cash, were designed by Russian-speaking hackers, but have spread to the US, Europe and Asia, Bloomger report referrring to the company said. Article source Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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